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‘My life is in danger, PML-N planning to kill me’: Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed claimed Sunday that his life was in danger as PML-N leaders were planning to kill him.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad he also blamed PML-N leaders for trying to attack Imran Khan’s planned long march to Islamabad.

“I have registered a case against seven people at the secretariat police station as my life is in danger,” he said. “I have also written a letter to the top five institutions of Pakistan in which I have stated that if anything happens to me, then these seven individuals, including Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, and Rana Sanaullah, must be questioned.”

He also disclosed that the government intends to arrest him before the long march. “Let them arrest me and fulfill the desire of their heart, I don’t fear and scared of jail, it is to me like the home of inlaws,” he said.

“I want to say the establishment to rein in Rana Sanaullah, he wants civil war in the country. If Imran Khan and me arrested the people will themselves march on Islamabad,” he added.

The former interior minister said that as soon as PML-N came to power, they removed the names of a hundred people from the Exit Control List (ECL). 

“I request the army to scrutinise the list of people who have been removed from the ECL”.

He said that the PML-N, soon after forming a government, started transferring all those people who had initiated investigations against them. 

“They are coming up with fake cases against  PTI members which are putting a burden on the judiciary,” he said. “Now it’s upon the court to serve justice.”

Speaking about the unfortunate incident that took place at the Masjid-e-Nawabi (PBUH) in Media, Rasheed said that the incident was regrettable. 

Speaking about leaders of other parties, Rasheed said that “Shehbaz Shareef resorted to his flagrant bootlicking of the army 14 times, while Asif Zardari is responsible for spreading corruption in Punjab.

Answering a question about his nephew Rashid Shafiq’s arrest, Rasheed said that it is “good” that he has been thrown in jail. 

“I am not begging for his bail,” the former minister said, adding that it would be good for Rashid Shafiq to stay behind bars for 15 days as it will be his first time in prison.

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