There have been reports that former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife were temporarily placed on a ‘no-fly’ list amid ongoing tensions between the military and the country’s civilian government.
The former prime minister and his wife, Bushra Bibi, were reportedly barred from leaving the country for six months. This action came as part of an investigation by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) into a complaint filed against them for alleged land-grabbing.
The complaint alleged that Khan and Bibi had illegally occupied some land owned by the state. Khan has denied the allegations and stated that the complaint was just another attempt to undermine Pakistan’s fledgling democracy.
The news of the two being placed on the ‘no-fly’ list comes as tensions between the civilian government and the military grow following the resignation of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Khan has urged the military to remain within its constitutional boundaries and accused it of overstepping its bounds and meddling in politics. He has also called for an end to the military’s interference in politics.
The former prime minister’s party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, has urged the government to immediately revoke the ‘no-fly’ order and release all political prisoners.