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PTI seeks proof of its involvement in May 9 events

Raoof said there is no threat to it as democracy does not exist in the country

By Mumtaz Alvi
May 08, 2024
PTI Chairman Gohar Khan talks to the media as he arrives to attend a hearing at the High Court in Islamabad on August 29, 2023. — AFP
PTI Chairman Gohar Khan talks to the media as he arrives to attend a hearing at the High Court in Islamabad on August 29, 2023. — AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Information Secretary Raoof Hasan on Tuesday disputed the claims by the ISPR DG regarding a robust democracy in the country and said there is personal dictatorship ruling the country instead.

Commenting on the ISPR chief’s news briefing, Raoof said there is no threat to it as democracy does not exist in the country. He said the PTI is ready to accept judicial commission to probe 2014 sit-in, but then it should also investigate the “regime change, cipher issue, attack on Imran Khan, audio leaks, mandate theft, forced divorces and political engineering in the February 8 elections”. Raoof sought evidence to prove PTI’s involvement in May 9 riots.

Raoof said not a single flowerpot was broken by the PTI crowd of millions, claiming that the party’s founder chairman is in Adiala prison for no wrong on his part. The PTI spokesman said that the founder of the party has always held the army in high esteem and had said “the army is mine, these jawans are also mine.” The PTI spokesman said it was wrong to say only seven percent of voters polled in favour of PTI.

On this occasion, senior lawyer Intazar Panjotha said that Imran Khan had demanded a commission on May 9 to establish who ordered his detention from the Islamabad High Court, adding Imran has also demanded an inquiry into the wheat import scandal.