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Pakistan’s Government Weighs Case Against Imran Khan Over Speech

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Imran Khan

Imran Khan

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Pakistan’s government is holding legal consultations on whether to open a case against former leader Imran Khan over remarks he made about state institutions in a speech over the weekend, a senior minister said.

During a press briefing on Sunday, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said the speech continued a trend by Khan of targeting the army, judiciary and police and “was meant to threaten officials and prevent them from their lawful duty.” The government was “taking advice from law ministry on the necessary, lawful action,” he added.