ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan demanded immediate resignation of Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal for mishandling the sit-in at the Faizabad interchange of Islamabad.
Jehangir Tareen, Secretary General of PTI issued a statement that the situation became worse because interior minister was failed to control the situation in appropriate manner and adding that government needed to call the Army before the operation.
The PTI leader blamed Ahsan Iqbal that instead of resolving the problem he kept making lame accuses in his leadership as the interior minister.
PTI leaders also criticized the government for blocking the social networking sites and news channels and termed it a undemocratic move.
The Ministry of Interior issued Saturday night a statutory regulatory order (SRO) to authorize the deployment of the Pakistan Army to aid civil power to control the law and order situation in the Islamabad Capital Territory.
In response, however, the Pakistan Army said while its troops are “fully ready to perform the assigned task in line with its institutional obligations”, there are “few aspects meriting deliberation prior to the deployment”.