Terror Outfit Planning To Target Imran During Election Campaign: Report

Terror Outfit Planning To Target Imran During Election Campaign: Report
PTI chief Imran Khan may be targeted by an outlawed terrorist organisation during his election campaign, according to a classified report by the Ministry of Defence.

The report – parts of which have come to the fore today – was submitted with the Supreme Court earlier this week. It had said that Indian RAW had planned to exploit Pakistan's fault lines to hurt the federation of Pakistan, and holding Punjab's polls early would fuel the situation.

Today's details also revealed that former premier may also be the target of miscreant religious elements during a rally or movement.

It further said that the outfit may target Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif.

The ministry went on to add that the TTP or foreign-sponsored outfits may target the PML-N and PPP leadership.

Nearly a week ago, the directors-general of the ISI and MI presented a detailed assessment of the security threats in general, and to the election process in particular, to Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan, and Justice Munib Akhtar.

Countrywide protests

Meanwhile, in a renewed effort to pressure the PDM-led coalition government, Imran Khan issued a fresh warning of countrywide protest if the Supreme Court’s directions to conduct elections in Punjab on May 14 were not executed.

He also attributed this failure to the former COAS Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa, saying he was powerless to stop corrupt elements them since Bajwa had no problem with corruption.

Imran said the “the justice system will have to be amended” to pull the country out of its predicament. He lamented that the PTI employees had “been picked up by security forces,” calling it “the worst example of injustice.”

The remarks come as the PML-N tries to establish contact with arch-rival PTI, after the apex court granted the country’s major political parties a brief reprieve, giving them a week to agree on a date for elections.