ISLAMABAD   -   Federal Minister Javed Latif on Wednesday demanded arrest of for­mer finance minister Shaukat Tarin for hatching conspiracies against the state on behest of former prime min­ister Imran Khan.

Talking to media persons, he urged the government to arrest Tarin, con­duct investigations and unearth con­spiracy and prosecute the ‘master­mind’ former prime minister Imran Khan. “Impartial investigations should be conducted and in light of solid proofs, Imran Khan should be dragged into dock,” he said adding that it was responsibility of state to unmask con­spirators and those trying to spread anarchy on behest of their foreign masters. He said the leadership of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was persistently trying to launch attacks on state institutions, which included sit in of 2014, theft in Toshakhana, in­stigating junior officers against their seniors and most recent attempt to sabotage International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme. 

The main aim of PTI’s conspiracies was to create Sri Lanka-like situation in Pakistan, he added. PML-N would not allow targeting institutions, he said, adding the conspiracies of Im­ran would be frustrated at all costs. Criticising special treatment to Imran Khan, he said former prime minis­ter Nawaz Sharif was disqualified on flimsy grounds. But Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership never talked against the institutions, the minister added. Latif said It was incomprehensible that PML-N leader­ship including Talal Chaudhry, Daniyal Aziz were disqualified and on same charges, Imran Khan be spared on tak­ing refuge behind his popularity.