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‘How can talks be held with political terrorists’: Bilawal Bhutto slams Imran Khan’s supporters over violence

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By India Today World Desk: In the wake of episodes of violence and vandalism in protests triggered after the arrest of former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan, Pakistani abroad minister Bilawal Bhutto has termed the cricketer-turned-politician’s supporters as “political terrorists”. Bhutto, addressing a Pakistan Peoples Party rally on Saturday, referred to Imran Khan’s launch from jail and talked about the nation’s judiciary was “becoming more political than needed”.

Pakistan’s Dawn reported that Bhutto as saying that talks could not be held with supporters of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who he deemed as not less than terrorists. He seconded Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s notion of terming PTI supporters as anti-state elements.

“We always supported talks and even convinced our allies for it. But, how can we hold talks with terrorists? We can only hold talks with those who condemn terrorism and dissociate themselves from these political terrorists,” he talked about.

Comparing judiciary to ‘Tiger Force’

At his celebration’s rally, Bhutto decried bail granted to Imran Khan in quite a few cases and commented on the character of judges inside the system. He moreover requested the judiciary mustn’t “meddle in politics” and that the judiciary or any organ would not be allowed to develop right into a celebration’s “Tiger Force”

He talked about, “When we restore democracy, the judiciary becomes more political than needed. And when there is a dictatorship, they remain silent. And once again now, our judiciary is becoming more political than needed.”

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This comes after one in all many Cabinet ministers of Pakistan not too way back often known as for a ban on the PTI and talked about that their violent demonstrations and protests damaged public properties and stormed military installations.

“The government will bring these gangs to the book. They will be identified through CCTV footage and rounded up one by one,” Pakistan’s inside minister Rana Sanaullah talked about.

The statements contradicted that of Imran Khan, who often known as for his supporters’ nationwide protests “at the end of streets and villages” on Sunday. The PTI chief often known as for added demonstration, days after clashes between his followers and Pakistan security forces after his arrest by Rangers.

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In defiance of the incumbent Shehbaz Sharif’s administration, Imran Khan urged Pakistani girls to “step out with handwritten placard inscribed with Haqeeqi Azadi (true freedom) and Aain bachao Pakistan bachao (save Constitution, save Pakistan).

“Stand with these placards exterior your homes for just one hour from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm,” Imran Khan talked about.


Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested in reference to the Al-Qadir Trust case by armed paramilitary forces from the premises of the Islamabad High Court on May 9.

The Islamabad High Court on Friday granted him defending bail for two weeks in a corruption case and barred the authorities from arresting the earlier Pakistan premier in any case registered wherever inside the nation until Monday.

Khan goes by means of over 120 cases all through the nation, along with for allegedly committing treason and blasphemy and inciting violence and terrorism.

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