Why is Imran Khan spending more time in the hills?

  • PTI chairman’s spiritual leader advised him to stay in mountains to get a favourable decision in Panama case
  • Spokesperson says it’s just because of ‘good weather’

ISLAMABAD – Is it really lucky for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan to spend more time in hilly areas? Well, his spiritual mentor believes so.

A recent report suggests Khan has been in the hilly areas for the past six weeks, as advised by Bushra Manika, his spiritual mentor, so that he could bag a ‘favourable’ judgment from the Supreme Court.

Pakistan Today, in a report, cited sources close to Pakpattan’s Manika family for which Imran Khan holds utter respect.

The newspaper reported that although Imran had been visiting his residence in Bani Gala residence in Islamabad, he stays in his residence only for a few hours and then goes back to the mountainous areas. “He [Imran] was advised to be on hilly areas which would ultimately result in his favour following JIT, Panama case and in political scenario too,” the newspapers said quoting its sources close to Khawar Fareed Manika and his wife Bushra Manika.

The PTI chairman has in the past visited Pakpattan three times to meet the couple, and they had visited the shrine of Baba Fareeduddin Ganj Shakkar, the great Sufi saint.

Since the last week of May, Imran has mostly resided in Nathia Gali, Chitral, and other northern areas where he was accompanied by his aides Jahangir Khan Tareen, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad.

Also Imran and Tareen shared pictures on social media in which they are seen jogging in different hilly areas and meeting with party members.

The newspaper further claimed Imran will stay on the hills till the JIT submits its final report before the special bench of the Supreme Court in the Panama case tomorrow (Monday).

However, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary says Imran Khan is spending his days in hilly areas just because of good weather.

He added that he was not aware whether he [Imran] had been advised to stay in the mountainous areas.

He also shared that Imran Khan had visited his Islamabad residence various times during last month.

Another reason why Imran Khan is visiting different hill stations is that his party  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has a government in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.