Pair of Imran Khan’s cellphones stolen from Sialkot airport

ISLAMABAD: A senior Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) official claimed on Monday that a pair of mobile phones belonging to former Prime Minister Imran Khan were stolen from Sialkot airport after Khan revealed during a power show in the city last Saturday that he had recorded a video message containing the names of all those who allegedly plotted to assassinate him.
In a post on Twitter, Khan’s former aide Shahbaz Gill said the incident took place as the government withdrew the former prime minister’s security details.
“You (a veiled reference to the government and the security establishment) have gone completely mad. The video statement Khan recorded cannot be found on his phone. The cell phones were stolen after Imran Khan landed at the airport after speaking at a rally,” he said, alleging that Imran’s phones were “ordered to ‘being robbed’ at the airport.
At the Sialkot rally, Khan had claimed an “assassination attempt” was being made against him – video evidence which he kept in a “safe place”.
“I named all of these elements involved in the conspiracy in the video. I knew that and had full knowledge of it a few days ago,” Khan said.
“If anything happens to me, this video will be made public before the nation. In this one, whoever conspired against me, whoever has been complicit since last summer, I named everyone,” added the ex-Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday asked Interior (Interior) Minister Rana Sanaullah to step up Imran’s security amid alleged death threats.
In a statement, the interior ministry spokesman said that, in line with the prime minister’s orders, Imran was provided with “rock-solid security”.
According to the statement, at least 94 security personnel, including 22 police officers from Islamabad, have been deployed at Bani Gala, the residence of Imran Khan. Similarly, 36 policemen from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and six from Gilgit-Baltistan have been deployed to protect Imran, he said.

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