LAHORE: Usman Dar on Wednesday squarely blamed the PTI chief for the May 9 events, stating that the former prime minister used the human shield to avoid his arrest and himself issued instructions for attacking sensitive installations.
Dar I’m am interview said that there were clear instructions relayed that in the event of PTI chief’s arrest, sensitive installations should be attacked to pressure the military. “These directions had come directly from the PTI chief.”
Dar, who served as special adviser to the former prime minister on youth affairs, charged the PTI chief with masterminding the May 9 events, saying “these were planned at Zaman Park”. He further said that the goal behind these attacks was to pressure the military and extract the resignation from Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir.
Dar also accused the PTI chief of running an anti-Pakistan narrative.
“Whatever happened at the Judicial Complex in Islamabad and Zaman Park in Lahore was the result this brainwashing,” alleged Dar, deploring that the PTI chief brainwashed his party workers in order to avoid his arrest.
The PTI leader also disclosed that PTI’s long march in October last year was meant to stop the posting of Asim Munir as the chief of army staff.
He blamed the PTI chairman for the present condition of the party which is in tatters after seeing scores of party stalwarts and loyalists leave for its anti-Pakistan narrative.
Dar also claimed that he did not put a burden of even a rupee on the state exchequer, saying he even paid out of pocket for his official foreign visits. He said he did not misuse the taxpayers’ money.
This is a developing news story. More to follow