PTI demands details of Imran Khan’s security expenses

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PTI Chairman Imran Khan visiting Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) Hospital construction site in Karachi on April 18, 2021. – Photo courtesy of Twitter/@ImranKhanPTI
  • Fawad Chaudhry alleges that Rs364 million is spent on Jati Umra’s security.
  • Throughout his tenure as prime minister, Imran Khan remained at his residence in Banigala, explains Fawad Chaudhry.
  • Imran Khan faces extraordinary security threats, says PTI chief.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has asked the Ministry of Interior to provide details of expenses for the security of party chairman Imran Khan, Geo News reported.

The development came after Islamabad’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. Akbar Nasir, informed the Senate Interior Committee on Wednesday that 266 security personnel had been delegated to the President’s security. of the PTI, which costs the government 20 million rupees per month.

The IGP told the committee that the Frontier Constabulary, Rangers, Islamabad Police, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Police and Gilgit-Baltistan Police, as well as personnel from two private security companies were also carrying the responsibilities of security of the former prime minister. He said all security personnel worked under the command of Islamabad Police.

The IGP also admitted there were reports of threats to the former prime minister’s life.

In view of the IGP report, senior PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry questioned Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah about the security expenses provided to PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

“Imran is undoubtedly the country’s most popular leader facing extraordinary security threats since the ‘imported government’ was imposed by a foreign conspiracy,” said Fawad Chaudhry.

He insisted that the security of the PTI president was the main task of the government. He claimed that there was a huge difference between Imran and the criminals in the ranks of the “imported government”.

He alleged that Rs 364 million is being spent on the protection and security of Sharif’s Jati Umra Palace and said that around 3,000 personnel have been deployed to guard this palace.

Fawad further said that throughout his term as Prime Minister, Imran Khan stayed at his residence in Banigala and even paid for the security wall around his house out of his own pocket.

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