Home Minister Rana Sanaullah said that raising political slogans at a holy shrine like Medina is a crime that cannot be forgiven. Now Imran Khan and his associates can be arrested at any time. Along with this, Saudi Arabia can also take strict steps against them.
The Imran Khan government has been overwhelmed by sloganeering against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the holy Masjid-e-Nabwi of Saudi Arabia. A case has been registered against Imran Khan and five of his associates in Faisalabad. Home Minister Rana Sanaullah said that raising political slogans at a holy shrine like Medina is a crime that cannot be forgiven. Now Imran Khan and his associates can be arrested at any time. Along with this, Saudi Arabia can also take strict steps against them.
Case registered against former ministers
Apart from Imran Khan, a case has been registered against Fawad Chaudhary, Qasim Suri, Shahbaz Gul, Sahibzada Jehangir Khan, Anil Mursat and Sheikh Rashid. Sheikh Rashid Shafiq, who raised slogans in Medina, has been arrested from the airport while returning from Saudi Arabia to Islamabad. Shafid is the nephew of Sheikh Rashid, who was the Home Minister in the Imran government. All the people are accused of shouting slogans at the holy shrine and hurting religious sentiments. If proven guilty of these charges, there could be a sentence of 5 to eight years and a hefty fine.
Imran has the cleaning
The FIR has been registered on charges of desecrating the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, creating ruckus there and hurting the sentiments of Muslims. Section 295A of the Pakistani Penal Code (willfully done with intent to outrage religious feelings of any class) An FIR has been registered under relevant sections, including malicious acts). Meanwhile, Imran, in an interview to a TV channel, shrugged off the pilgrims who had raised slogans against Sharif, saying that he was “someone from a Pak place”. But can’t even think of asking to raise slogans.’ This incident is being widely condemned.
Saudi’s tough stand
Saudi Arabia has taken a tough stand on Imran supporters regarding sloganeering in Medina. According to media reports, 158 people have been arrested. They will also have to pay a fine in Saudi currency Riyal along with a sentence of 3 years.