Don't trigger 'bloody politics' by arresting Imran: ex Interior Minister Sheikh Rashidtext_fields
Islamabad: Former interior minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed of the ousted Imran Khan-led PTI ministry, has said that any move to arrest the PTI chairman or break the party will lead to 'bloody politics' in the country.
Sheikh Rasheed was reacting to reported moves by the Pakistan government to file references against the former ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman in prohibited funding and Toshakhana cases.
Rasheed also remarked that the security of the country is more important than politics and power, adding that the instability in Afghanistan will also affect peace in Pakistan, Geo News reported.
In what has been seen as vendetta politics, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched a probe into the illegal funding and has summoned senior PTI leaders to appear before it.
The government is tightening the noose around PTI after the ECP (Election Commission of Pakistan) ruling in the prohibited funding case and a smear campaign against the military following the Balochistan helicopter crash.
In a series of tweets, Rasheed warned the government that the economic collapse, political instability, increasing extortion and terrorism incidents will bury their politics, Geo News reported.
He further said that China is thinking well of Pakistan and the rulers should understand its signals and don't make Independence Day "a day of destruction".
"Arresting Imran Khan and plans to break PTI will be the start of bloody politics."
He maintained that their agenda is to disqualify Khan and make Nawaz Sharif eligible.
(Based on IANS feed)