ISLAMABAD: Police on Sunday claimed to have recovered four Kalashnikov rifles and ammunition from the possession of a minister of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Ali Amin Gandapur, the revenue minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was coming to the residence of Imran Khan in Bani Gala when his car was stopped at a check post and searched at the Rukhsana Bangash road.
As a result, Gandapur reportedly was fled from the scene afterwards. Police searched the car and claimed to have recovered the weapons and ammunition from the vehicle.
The weapons were displayed at Bara Kahu police station and included four Kalashnikov, ammunition, tear-gas fire gun and bullet proof vests.
PTI Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi speaking to ARY News said that the story was concocted and planted by the Islamabad Police to justify their action and the arrests of their activists.
He said that Gandapur was a provincial minister and was well aware that Section 144 was imposed in the city and he could not travel with weapons, and was not naive enough to make such a mistake.
You cannot stop us: Mazari
Shireen Mazari denied the reports against Gandapur and said that that government has resorted to the politics of violence.
She said that the Police has even stopped her from coming to bani Gala and she had removed the barriers herself. However, she said that they cannot stop them and the PTI will come on 2nd November with full force.
She maintained that it is their democratic right and it is unfortunate that the government will use the police to harass their workers.
Gandapur has received threats: Imran Khan
Imran Khan also denied the reports that said that Ali Amin Gandapur has received threats from the Taliban, and uses bullet proof car and licensed weapons for his guards.
He said that it is unfortunate a provincial Chief Minister has been stopped from reaching into Punjab, and now efforts are being made to malign a provincial minister.
Weapons belonged to KP Police: Gandapur
Gandapur, while speaking to ARY News said that he had police guards and the weapons belonged to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police.
He said that the licenses were present in the car, which had been unfairly impounded by the Islamabad police.