The rally in the city of Multan was held a day after police, on orders from the government, carried out the arrests and banned the gathering, defending the move as necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.
Imran said the opposition parties have been blackmailing the government since day one to grant them amnesty. He said that the NRO given to the opposition by Pervez Musharraf had had disastrous effects on Pakistan, leading to an increase in debt liabilities.
At least, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has given the impression that the resignations are round the corner and a decision to the effect will be taken in the PDM meeting to be presided over by its chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
“I praise Gen Bajwa today. To attack an army chief in this manner, a reaction comes from the army,” Imran said during an interview to a TV channel when asked whether there was any “anger” within the military over Sharif’s aggressive speeches.
In a wide-ranging interview to ARY News, Imran hinted that he was pressurised into sending Sharif abroad, saying that the reports presented to his government suggested that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) supremo was severely ill.
Sharif’s treatment in London is scheduled in a couple of weeks, a PML-N leader said. "How come he can return home leaving his treatment in the midway? Neither the Sharif family nor the party is ready to compromise on the health of Sharif and they want him to return after completion of his treatment.”
He did not mention a recent meeting of Functional League Secretary General Muhammad Ali Durrani with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and leader of opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore.
Ailing deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif has refused to travel abroad for his medical treatment under the conditions set by the government. He turned down the government’s offer
The news of his demise was confirmed by Malik's brother-in-law, Waheed Javed, who said Malik's condition was critical for the past two days and he had been placed on a ventilator.
Information Minister Shibli Faraz told reporters that it's the responsibility of British authorities not to allow "convicted criminals like Sharif” to remain there. Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison in a separate case, for corruption and money laundering in 2018.