Pti’S Internal Divide: Imran’S Mujib Craft Endorsement Sparks Controversy

PTI Divided on Imran Khan’s Social Media Post Regarding Mujibur Rahman

Confusion Over Post’s Origin and Approval

The recent social media post on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan’s official X handle has sparked controversy and led to conflicting statements from within the party. The post, which discussed the Fall of Dhaka tragedy and former Bangladesh leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has drawn criticism from various sections of society.

Divergent Views Among PTI Leaders

PTI MNA Zain Qureshi initially stated that the social media account was managed by the party with Imran Khan’s approval. However, senior party leader Ali Muhammad Khan later claimed that Khan was unaware of the post and would now personally approve any future content.

Reaction from Barrister Gohar Khan

PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Khan maintained that the video was shared in the context of the current political scenario. He clarified that it was not targeted at the military and should be viewed in a “political context.”

FIA Investigation

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched an investigation into Khan’s post. The former prime minister initially declined to cooperate with the investigation in the absence of his lawyers. However, he later provided a written statement to the FIA team.

Core Committee Condemns FIA Probe

The PTI core committee strongly rejected the FIA investigation, calling it “unjustified.” The committee emphasized the right to free speech and the need for the Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report to be publicly released.

Additional Details and Insights

Content of the Controversial Post

The X post attributed to Imran Khan reads: “Every Pakistani should study the Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report and get to know who was the true traitor, General Yahya Khan or Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”

PTI’s Stand on the Dhaka Fall Tragedy

The PTI core committee acknowledged the tragic nature of the Dhaka Fall and stated that its causes were primarily political. They emphasized the importance of learning from history and respecting public mandates.

Demand for Judicial Inquiry into May 9 Incidents

The committee reiterated the party’s demand for a high-level judicial inquiry into the arson, vandalism, and killing of innocent civilians during the May 9 incidents.

Call for Chief Justice to Recuse Himself

The meeting requested Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa to recuse himself from hearings of cases regarding Imran Khan and the PTI, citing a potential conflict of interest.

Defense Minister Criticizes Imran Khan

Defense Minister Khawaja Asif accused Imran Khan of attempting to increase political tension in the country. He criticized Khan’s portrayal of the Bangladeshi politician and the East Pakistan tragedy.

Conclusion

The PTI remains divided over the controversial social media post, with conflicting statements emerging from party leaders. The FIA investigation and the party’s stance on the Dhaka Fall tragedy and other recent events continue to shape the political landscape in Pakistan.