No retreat of coalition govt on Imran Khan's violence against state: Sherry Rehman.

ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Sherry Rehman on Saturday said the coalition government was not going to retreat on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)'s violence against the state.

In a news conference flanked by Minister of State for Poverty Alleviation Faisal Karim Kundi here, she said that due process would be observed against IK and his supporters for jeopardizing country's peace and security for the sake of his ego.

The minister alleged that Imran Khan wanted to bring the law of the jungle into the country and turn it into a battle zone.

Senator Rehman said Khan was compromising the pride, prestige and honour of the country.

She accused Khan of singling out the Army Chief in his contestation for regaining power. It was condemnable but rather the matter has transcended the level of condemnation, she added.

The Minister said Imran Khan came in a lavish car to the Court, whereas her party leaders were presented before the courts in armoured vehicles used for prisoners.

She queried Imran Khan that had he forgotten about what happened to women during his rule. How Faryal Talpur was arrested from the hospital at night?

She alleged that Imran Khan considered himself above the courts and the state, whereas he did a pre-planned arson and siege of government and state installations in various cities across the country.

Senator Rehman underlined that after the judicial murder of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and the martyrdom of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) never attacked the military installations but rather resisted the martial laws in a political manner.

She added that after the burial of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, former President Asif Ali Zardari held a press conference and raised the 'Pakistan Khape' (We want Pakistan).

PTI, she said, had turned into a movement of violence, adding, "He is clearly saying if I go down, everything should go down."

Imran Khan cannot threaten the government and state and no government will allow this.

Amid the evident economic crisis, he wanted to create instability in the country, she said.

"He is wanting a national reconciliation ordinance (NRO--first issued by former President General Pervez Musharraf that provided an amnesty to politicians, political workers and bureaucrats involved in corruption, embezzlement, money laundering and terrorism from 1986-2007)," she added.

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