Sheikh Rasheed asks ‘establishment’ to interfere and facilitate immediate elections

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Stressing that immediate elections were need of the hour, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday called upon the country’s ‘establishment’ to step in and pave the way for fresh elections.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, he said he wanted to bring this thing to the notice of ‘establishment’ that things were now getting out of control and the confrontation between the ruling PTI and the opposition parties was no more confined to the corridors of power.

“Another way out of the present political crisis is that PTI MNAs resign from their seats,” he suggested.

He demanded a ban on the political parties whose no-confidence motion against the government was funded from abroad.

The minister also demanded registration of ‘treason’ cases against the political leaders, who are part of the plot. “If Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry writes down an application for the registration of cases against these politicians, I will be the first to sign it,” Rasheed announced.

He also announced a ‘political battle’ against the opposition parties. “I will appear on a news channel as a talk show host after Eidul Fitr,” he told newsmen.

The interior minister was of the view that under article 94 of the constitution, Prime Minister Imran Khan would remain in the office until and unless a new leader of the House was elected in the event of passage of no-trust motion in the National Assembly.