Imran Khan asks party workers to get ready for Islamabad march
ISLAMABAD (PEN) – Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on said that he has asked the party workers to begin preparations for march towards Islamabad for ‘real freedom’.
Addressing a press conference at his Bani Gala residence, Khan said he would announce the date for the march later. He said a huge sea of people would go towards the capital.
Imran KHan said that the truth always come out and the National Security Committee meeting confirmed that the cipher message was genuine.
He said that before the no-confidence motion, Donald Lu warned the Pakistani envoy to the US, Asad Majeed, that there would be implications if Khan survived the no-trust vote in the National Assembly.
Imran Khan said that a conspiracy was hatched against the Prime Minister of the country, adding that the no-confidence motion was filed the day after Donald Lu’s warning.
The former PM said that the country’s exports reached record high in his government’s tenure and the highest taxes were collected but then a conspiracy was hatched and now there is an atmosphere of complete chaos in the country.
The former PM said that the country’s exports reached record high in his government’s tenure and the highest taxes were collected but then a conspiracy was hatched against us and now there is an atmosphere of chaos in the country.
He said, “It was true, most people did not know that they were part of the conspiracy unknowingly, adding that Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif and Asif Zardari were involved in the conspiracy.”
The PTI chairman said that the Supreme Court should have conducted an investigation instead of annulling the ruling and now “I want an open hearing in the Supreme Court and if an open hearing isn’t conducted than our Prime Minister would not be able to work under external pressure.”
“If our institutions do not stand for independence, then our Prime Ministers will endure threats forever,” he said.
NSC meeting finds no conspiracy
On Friday, the National Security Committee, after reviewing its contents, the assessments and conclusions by the security agencies, concluded that there had been no foreign conspiracy in the telegram received from Pakistan’s embassy in Washington.
Chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the 38th meeting of the NSC of the Cabinet discussed the telegram received from the Pakistan embassy in Washington.
The former Ambassador of Pakistan to the US Asad Majeed Khan briefed the Committee on the context and content of his telegram.
“The NSC, after examining the contents of the communication, reaffirmed the decisions of the last NSC meeting,” said a PM Office press release.
The NSC was again informed by the premier security agencies that they had found no evidence of any conspiracy.
“Therefore, the NSC after reviewing the contents of the communication, the assessments received, and the conclusions presented by the security agencies, concludes that there has been no foreign conspiracy,” it added.
The meeting was attended by Federal ministers Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Rana Sanaullah, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Ahsan Iqbal, Minister of State Hina Rabbani Khar, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar, former Pak Ambassador to US Asad Majeed and senior civil & military officers.
On March 27, former Prime Minister Imran Khan, while waving a letter, had told a public gathering that in a meeting with Pakistan’s ambassador, a US government official had threatened Pakistan for repercussions if the no-confidence motion against him failed. However, if Imran Khan is ousted, the United States would forgive all of its wrongdoings.
Citing the very communication, the ex-prime minister had contended that the United States had hatched a regime change conspiracy in Pakistan.