As mudslinging between the ruling party and opposition PTI reached an all time high, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Senator Mushahidullah Khan on Friday said he was shocked by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s allegation that his supporters were not being permitted to bring food to the chief’s residence at Bani Gala.
“No such instructions have been given to the police,” the PML-N leader said, adding, “if instructions have been given, they have been told to stop cocaine from being brought in.”
“No cocaine will be allowed to go at any cost. No narcotics will be allowed to reach any person as it is unlawful. Any time Imran Khan needs food, Islamabad police have been instructed to supply him the complete food that he eats… whether it is the sympathy of people, deer meat or desi chicken.”
His comment is an apparent accusation against the PTI leader who has vowed to lock down the capital and prevent the government from functioning.
While speaking to reporters outside his residence in Islamabad, Khan said he had been placed under virtual house arrest and Islamabad police forces were not even allowing food to be brought to his house.
Police deployment outside Bani Gala began early Friday, as the government took measures to ensure that a rally of Awami Muslim League Leader Sheikh Rasheed, which Imran Khan was due to make an appearance at, did not proceed.
The government claimed that it was taking action agaisnt the PTI for violating a ban that prohibited assembly of four or more persons imposed under Section 144 of the criminal procedure code.
PTI activists had also taken positions in front of Khan’s residence. A PTI volunteer earlier claimed that around 2,500 party workers have already reached Bani Gala.
“Whenever he wants food, the Islamabad police has been instructed that it should be provided,” Mushahidullah said.
Referring to PTI chairman, he said ‘these leaders are operating with a hidden agenda, these leaders are the enemies of Pakistan’s success.”
He added, “Pakistan’s prosperity is fast reaching it’s destination under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif.”