Government is considering putting a ban on PTI: Khawaja Asif



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Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said on Wednesday that the federal government is considering putting a ban on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) over the incidents that took place on May 9.

Speaking to the press in Islamabad, Asif said, “It is under consideration to ban the PTI,” saying PTI’s attack on ‘the very basis of state’ can’t be ‘tolerated’. Asif’s statement comes amongst political unrest caused by Imran’s arrest on May 9 on corruption charges, following which he was released on bail by court orders.


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Khawaja Asif said “A decision has not been taken yet, but a review is certainly underway”, in a statement to Dawn. He termed the vandalism of military property across Pakistan on May 9th as “coordinated attacks” by PTI chairman Imran Khan.

Meanwhile, the PTI chairperson Imran Khan says corruption charges have been concocted, and is currently involved in a confrontation with the present government and state institutions.