Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that based on credible information, he can claim that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was the architect of the May 9 violence and vandalism as audios of his voice involved in passing of the orders for attacks on the military installations were present.
The minister stated this while speaking on a local TV show.
He said that due to the nature of the conversations of the former prime minister, the courts would be asked to hold in-camera proceedings on them.
The interior minister said the PTI chairman formed a strategy in Zaman Park, his residence in Lahore, during the past year and directed attacks against the defence institutions and other state properties.
“We have all the evidence against them. This person has links with anti-Pakistan foreign forces,” he claimed.
He said that the former prime minister should be asked if he was not the architect of the May 9 events, then who was behind the commotion and riots enacted that day.
Sanaullah went on to say that the PTI chief had been planning civil disobedience against the state for the last 10 years. “Who freed detained accused from police stations in 2014, who was talking about hanging officers publicly and who attacked PTV,” he asked.
He said had the parliament been considered a symbol of state at that time, this day would not have come.