ISLAMABAD (INP): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday lambasted the Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief for being “loyal to Sharifs instead of the state,” according to a statement it issued.
PTI chief Imran Khan today chaired a high-level meeting here, which took a detailed review of the overall political situation of the country.
The meeting strongly reacted to an alleged meeting between the IB director general and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif in London.
“The individual who had completed his tenure was appointed on contract. The appointment of IB chief is a clear example of political bribery,” it said in a press statement issued after the meeting.
“The IB chief is being loyal to Sharifs, instead of the state,” the PTI said, accusing Nawaz Sharif of maintaining his influence over PML-N parliamentarians through the spymaster.
It decided to submit an adjournment motion against the DG IB in the National Assembly. The PTI also demanded Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s resignation with immediate effect after being formally charged.
The meeting put forth its demand for an early election in the country for a “new mandate.”
“The names of all individuals wanted by accountability courts should be added to the Exit Control List,” a notification issued by the party said.
PTI leaders expressed dissatisfaction at ineffective foreign and interior policies and expressed concern over increasing prices of electricity and other commodities.
The party meeting took place hours after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) adjourned the contempt of court case against Khan until the Islamabad High Court (IHC) decision on the party’s petition regarding the proceedings.
A four-member ECP bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan, resumed hearing the case on Wednesday.
The CEC observed that it will issue its order in the contempt case if the IHC does not decide on the case on October 11.
Imran’s counsel Babar Awan, who has been appearing in the case, was also ordered to complete his arguments at the next hearing.