Fawad Chaudhry, the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, said on Thursday that the government is planning a “big action” at the Sindh House in Islamabad after receiving reports of horse-trading and 12 disgruntled PTI MNAs being held in “safe custody” by the Opposition.
Fawad Chaudhry, speaking to journalists, said Sindh House has become a hotbed of horse-trading ahead of the vote on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s no-trust motion. He claimed that they had received information indicating that a large sum of money had been transferred to the house.
The minister said that such markets are illegal, referring to the Sindh House. “I do not know about the raid,” he said when asked if he would raid the Sindh House. “However, strict action will be taken.”
“Are you looking for 12 people?” enquired a reporter. He responded that they were aware of the 12 people.
PM Imran Khan had earlier in the day directed civilian intelligence agencies to monitor lawmakers ahead of the no-trust motion against him, according to well-placed sources.
The development occurred during a meeting of the ruling PTI’s political committee in Islamabad, according to sources familiar with the situation. PM Imran Khan was in the chair.
The lawmakers’ whereabouts, movements, and phone calls have been ordered to be tracked by spy agencies.
After reports surfaced that around 12 disgruntled MNAs from the ruling PTI are being held in “safe custody” by the Opposition, the prime minister ordered strict monitoring of the Sindh House.
The intelligence agencies have been instructed to provide the PM with a daily report.