Imran Khan Can File A Treason Case Against Bajwa, Says Abbasi

Imran Khan Can File A Treason Case Against Bajwa, Says Abbasi
Senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has that former premier Imran Khan can proceed and file an Article 6 petition if he thinks that the Constitution was violated, a day after PTI chief called for an internal military inquiry against the former Chief of Army Staff Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa.

“If Imran Khan thinks the Constitution was violated, he should file an Article 6 petition,” Abbasi said. He made the remarks while talking to Dawn News.

The party stalwart suggested that the PTI chairman could pursue his claims against the former general legally.

Abbasi elaborated that the Article 6 was clear about the alleged violation of the Constitution. It says, “Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or holds in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance, the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.”

He recalled a statement by the ex-COAS that Imran Khan was given support to “complete his numbers”, and added. “When he became a part of the process, he is equally responsible as others. He also got support in completing his numbers in the confidence vote.”

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Two days ago (Feb 9), columnist Javed Chaudhry said the former COAS saw PTI leadership as a liability for the country and thought that the country would cease to exist if party’s chief continued to run its affairs.

“We had read [the situation] that these people are dangerous for the country. The country would cease to exist if he [Imran Khan] remains [as the prime minister],” Chaudhry quoted the former COAS as saying.

According to him, the ex-military chief made the remarks when asked about Imran’s ouster from power.

“We did not throw their government out of power; our only ‘crime’ was not saving it. Imran Khan wanted us to proceed forth and save his government,” the former general was quoted as saying.

When asked why he didn’t do so like he had done the same in the past, he said. “It would have suited me if I did it; I would’ve continued to support Imran Khan and retired with grace after a farewell from him.”

But, he added, “I sacrificed my own image for the country; I made a tough but a right decision.”