Former US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad says Imran Khan’s arrest will ‘deepen’ crisis
Former US Special Envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad. — AFP/File
The former US ambassador called for serious soul-searching to avert the crisis.
They say that national elections should be held in early June.
He further said that the government should make a plan to save the country.
Former US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Tuesday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman was arrested. Imran Khan It will “deepen” the crisis, calling for serious “soul-searching and bold thinking.”
A heavy contingent of police reached the Zaman Park residence of the former prime minister in Lahore on Tuesday to arrest him. Tosha Khana case – The only case in which his arrest warrant has not been suspended.
The situation worsened after clashes between law enforcement agencies and PTI activists erupted in major cities including Karachi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Wahari, Peshawar, Quetta and Mianwali, which resulted in police personnel And workers were also injured.
On Twitter, Khalilzad explained the three problems facing Pakistan – political, economic and security – and called for a serious strategy to avoid crises.
Furthermore, the former US envoy said that “perpetual genocide” by imprisoning, executing and killing political leaders was the wrong way to go.
Urging the Pakistani government to take necessary steps to save the country from crisis, Khalilzad said that a date should be set for national history. Elections in early June.
He said that in the meantime, the government should make a plan to save the country and take it on the path of stability, security and prosperity. He further said that whichever party wins the election will get the people’s mandate on what to do.
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