Pakistan interior minister asks Imran Khan to postpone protests
The Minister claims that there had been threats of attacks from militant groups and tells Khan that he is facing "danger" to his life.
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday that former Prime Minister Imran Khan was facing "danger" to his life after militant groups threatened to stage an attack once Khan is set to resume his protest march on November 26.
Sanaullah said Khan should postpone the resumption of his protest march from Rawalpindi to Islamabad, which is scheduled tomorrow, after Khan recovered from injuries sustained from an assassination attempt that occurred on November 3.
Pakistan has entered a "dangerous phase" following the assassination attempt on former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his accusation that it was a plan involving a senior intelligence officer, according to commentators.
Khan was leading supporters on a widely publicized march to the capital to call for early elections when the attempted assassination occurred.
On November 4, he accused Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, and Major-General Faisal Nasir, an intelligence officer, intended to assassinate him and blame it on "a religious fanatic."
"The political situation in Pakistan has entered into a dangerous phase," said academic and political analyst Tauseef Ahmed Khan, who is also a board member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. "In a country with a history of political chaos, the sounds echo."
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