The interim government of Punjab province in Pakistan has given a 24-hour ultimatum to Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party to hand over ‘suspected terrorists’ who are allegedly hiding at his residence in Islamabad.
The ultimatum was issued by Punjab’s Law Minister, Rana Sanaullah Khan, who said that the government will take action against those who are found to be hiding in the residence of the former cricket star and Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-waiting.
Khan has denied any knowledge of the alleged terrorists being harboured in his residence. He has also challenged the interim government to provide proof of the accusations. The government has yet to present any evidence of the alleged presence of terrorists.
The ultimatum has been issued amidst growing tensions between the interim government and the PTI, which has been holding sit-ins and protests in Islamabad since August. The parties are currently locked in a stand-off over the upcoming elections, with the PTI alleging that the interim government is trying to rig the polls.