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Authorities in Pak to arrest army chief poster campaigner

Updated: Jul 14, 2016 14:07 IST

Islamabad / Faisalabad, July 14 (ANI): Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab province have decided to arrest the chief of the 'Move on Pakistan' party, Muhammad Kamran who begged army chief General Raheel Sharif in a posters campaign earlier this week to impose martial law and take control of the country.

The move to arrest Kamran, who is also a Faisalabad-based businessman, was decided on charges of inviting martial law in the country, reports the Express Tribune.

The authorities have also decided to probe his sources of income, businesses and assets.

According to reports, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had also raided the party's offices located on Sargodha Road in Faisalabad and recovered cars worth millions of rupees whose customs duties had not been paid.

Kamran is also said to have been involved in cyber-crimes and other questionable practices.

Leader of the opposition in the Senate Aitzaz Ahsan yesterday demanded that members of the Move on Pakistan party should be immediately arrested and put on trial for treason.

Aitzaz also claimed that the government was involved in the campaign because Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar did not take notice of the campaign so far.

Meanwhile, the Move on Pakistan party claimed the government and the opposition had misinterpreted its message on the poster.

"We demand an extension in the army chief's service tenure. We had made the same demand when the army chief announced to retire at the end of his tenure," the Express Tribune quoted statement the party statement, as saying.(ANI)

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