Former PTI lawmaker requests a political asylum to the Indian government

The former member of the provincial assembly of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is seeking political asylum in India.

Baldev Kumar has accused the Imran Khan-led ruling political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf of mistreating minorities in Pakistan. During a press conference in India, he said that Pakistan was an “unsafe country”.

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The former lawmaker is currently in India on a three-month visa for the medical treatment of his 12-year-old daughter who is a Thalassemia patient.

“[Even] Muslims are not secure there [Pakistan], how can a Sikh like me be secure there?”

During the media talk, when a reporter asked that his party [PTI] was in the government in Pakistan, he said: [Yes], my party is in the power in Pakistan […] the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan was talking about the ‘new Pakistan’ but the old one was better compared to this new Pakistan.

“Minorities are not safe in Pakistan, not at all,” he claimed, also accusing the PTI-led federal government of Pakistan of “playing politics” on the Kartarpur corridor.

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