Rs240 million spent on Imran Khan’s security annually, reveals IG Islamabad
Islamabad Inspector General (IG) Akbar Nasir Khan revealed that government was spending Rs240 million annually on the security of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
This matter came into light in the meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, which was chaired by PTI Senator Mohsin Aziz.
During the proceedings, IG Akbar Nasir was asked about the reasons for withdrawing Imran Khan’s security and canceling the licenses of private security companies appointed to protect him.
The IG told the committee that apart from two private security companies, 266 personnel from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan Police, Frontier Constabulary and Rangers have been deployed for Imran Khan’s security.
The committee was told that the licenses were revoked by the Interior Ministry, but they were still performing security duties.
The IG Police said that like former prime ministers Raja Pervez Ashraf, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Yousuf Raza Gillani, Imran Khan was also provided with five security guards.
Senator Mohsin Aziz said the former Prime Minister Imran Khan was a ‘world leader’ who had spoken about Islamophobia several times and not liked by western countries.
Expressing concern over the decision, Mohsin Aziz said that the security agencies and the police themselves have confirmed the threats and the orders to withdraw Imran Khan’s security in this situation are ‘illegal and inappropriate’.
PTI Senator Dr Shahzad Wasim remarked that the withdrawal of Imran Khan’s security is worrisome.