ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has called upon the government to arrest leaders of “Move on Pakistan” party for hanging pro-army chief posters in Islamabad.
“The posters in favour of General Raheel Sharif carry phone numbers of Move on Pakistan party leaders, so why authorities have not so far arrested them?” Ahsan said while speaking to media persons outside Supreme Court.
“Why has Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar not so far taken notice of it? He must order their arrest and try them under Article 6 for treason,” the veteran politician said.
He said the opposition believes that government is behind such posters to pressure the opposition and civil society in the pretext of any possible military coup.
The posters appeared in Lahore, Karachi and the garrison city of Rawalpindi as well as several army-run cantonment areas, begging the military chief to launch a coup, raised eyebrows of politicians in Pakistan.
“Talk of leaving has become old, for God’s sake come now,” scream the posters, referring to General Raheel Sharif’s decision to step down at the end of his tenure this year.
However, Pakistan Army denies any link with the posters.
“Army or any affiliated organisation have nothing to do with it,” Director General of ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa wrote on his Twitter account.