The former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan’s Chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, said he is ready to talk to army chief General Syed Asim Munir for the betterment of the country, ARY News reported Friday.
While speaking to media people at his residence in Zaman Park, Imran Khan said that he will not surrender for anyone and that he is not fighting with the establishment, but that there is nothing he can do if someone is not willing to talk.
He challenged his political rivals to prove one allegation of corruption against him and his wife. He asked the army chief to investigate any corruption cases against him. He claimed that Qamar Javed Bajwa stabbed him in the back and that he should face court-martial, ARY News reported.
He further stated that Mohammed bin Salman is still in contact with him. The former prime minister said he has recorded a video message about the threats to his life looming abroad.
Earlier on Tuesday, arrest warrants were issued against Imran Khan for continued absence, Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported.
According to Dawn, Khan secured bail in two other cases, relating to prohibited financing and terrorism, just hours before the issuance of the warrants when he appeared before the courts in the Islamabad judicial complex, accompanied by a large number of party operatives.
The PTI chief had to appear in court in Islamabad in four different cases.
Khan was due to be charged in the Toshakhana case today, but his lawyer asked the court to exempt him from the hearing as he had to appear before several other courts. His charges had been postponed twice before, Dawn reported.
Pakistani Extra Court Judge Zafar Iqbal adjourned the hearing to March 7.
Imran Khan reached the Islamabad High Court shortly after the setback, which granted him bail until March 9 in the attempted murder.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) recently summoned the PTI chief in connection with the Toshakhana case on March 9, Geo News reported.
The PTI chairman has been asked to appear before the anti-corruption watchdog on March 9 at 2.30 pm.
The development comes shortly after NAB chairman Aftab Sultan resigned for personal reasons.
In its message to Khan, the anti-corruption agency wrote, “The competent authority has taken cognizance of an offense allegedly committed by the defendants under the provisions of NAO, 1999,” Geo News reported.
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