PML-N warns of ‘consequences’ after Pakistan police ‘harasses’ lawmaker Azma Bukhari’s workers
Pakistani Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) deputy secretary-general Ataullah Tarar has “warned” the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government of “consequences” after police showed up outside the residence of PML-N lawmaker Azma Bukhari and allegedly “harassed” the workers.
In a statement, Bukhari said that the police vehicle showed up at her residence when she was not at home and police officers questioned her hired help about her whereabouts.
While alleging that the police officers had “harassed” the workers, she said that these were “tactics” by the government to stop the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally on December 13.
“There is nothing to fear. Barking dogs seldom bite…They cannot do anything to us. We will go to the rally at Minar-e-Pakistan on December 13,” she said.
Meanwhile, Tarar said, “I just want to tell you: Aap ki aisi ki taisi (To hell with you). If you harm a hair on any worker’s head you will face the consequences.”
The Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) on Thursday warned that the banned organisation Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) could carry out terrorist activity in the country during the rally on December 13.
The counter-terrorism watchdog expressed it is not sure on the whereabouts of the anticipated terrorist attacks as they could not pinpoint the exact spot.
The planned insurgency coincides with the PDM rally planned in Minar-e-Pakistan, it noted, while warning that TTP could target Lahore and the activity of the alliance.
Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan made an appeal to the PDM to postpone the anti-government rally in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus as opposition parties have refused to back down over their decision to hold the December 13 rally.