Prime Minister Imran Khan is ready to share with Pakistan Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Federal Minister Asad, a letter he claims contains evidence of a “foreign money conspiracy” to overthrow his government at a March 27 rally at the PTI . Umar said on Tuesday.
Minister of Planning and Development Umar said he had seen the letter in person during a press conference in Islamabad with Minister of Information Fawad Chaudhry. Supreme Court Judge.”
“Obviously Pakistan’s highest Ministry of Justice and a very respected position in the country. Personally, I have a very good reputation as Chief Justice,” said the Prime Minister. […]If necessary and for the satisfaction of the people, he is ready to present a letter to the Chief Justice.”
In this regard, Chaudhry has made it clear that reviewing the contents of the letter is not CJP’s ‘judicial function’. He added that he would not share the letter with him as a SC judge, but would share it as a person in a high and respected position in the country.
“He is the elder of the country,” the minister said.
What’s in the letter?
Umar said the letter was dated before a no-confidence motion was submitted to Congress.
“This is of great concern and is important because this letter clearly refers to a resolution of no confidence. There is no ambiguity that a motion of no confidence is being discussed.”
Umar said in a letter that if Imran Khan remained prime minister, it would have “terrible consequences”. The minister also said the contents of the letter were “good results” for Prime Minister Imran’s resignation.
He added that the “threat” that Prime Minister Imran spoke of in his March 27 speech in relation to the letter was “directly linked to the consent of no-confidence”.
Prime Minister Imran said in his speech, “Pakistan is trying through foreign money to change the government. Our people are being used. Most are unintentionally, but some people are using the money against us.” “We have been threatened in writing, but we will not compromise in the national interest,” he said.
In a similar vein, Umar said in today’s letter that he also referred to Pakistan’s foreign policy.
“Therefore … foreign hands [involved in toppling the PTI government] And the motion of no confidence is connected. They are not separate and we are seeing a clear connection between them.”
Umar said he could not disclose everything in the letter due to legal restrictions.
When it was time to speak, Chaudhry referred to events such as the death of former Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, the hanging of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and the plane crash of General Ziaul Haq.
Therefore, he said, this is not the first time an attempt has been made to oust the prime minister from the country.
“And Imran Khan is a leader who doesn’t answer calls from abroad… He has been warned of the consequences if he continues in politics this way,” Chaudhry said.
‘Letter shared with the civil and military supreme leaders’
In an explicit reference to opposition leaders without revealing anyone’s name, Umar also referred to a request to share the contents of the letter.
“You ask why you can’t share letters,” he added. “State secrets are very sensitive by nature and there are clear laws about who can share them.
Umar then claimed the letter was “real” and revealed that he had seen it.
“I testify to it,” he said.
Umar further said that the letter was shared only with the highest civilian and military leadership and a few members of the federal cabinet.
‘Implicit in Nawaz Sharif, PDM leadership is aware of the conspiracy’
The minister further asserted that former Prime Minister and PML-N chief member Nawaz Sharif was one of the “persons” mentioned in a letter that revealed a plot to overthrow the PTI government.
“He (Nawaz) is sitting in London holding meetings abroad,” he said, adding that Prime Minister Imran will share details of the meeting as needed. He said many of these meetings were reported in the media and “we see the outcome of these meetings as a form of consent of no confidence.”
He added that senior leaders of Pakistan’s pro-democracy movement were also aware of “how the content of the letter was linked to the consent of no-confidence.”
“We talked to MNA and media officials and they said ‘everything has been resolved,’ so they know clearly how that relates to a no-confidence agreement,” the minister said.
But he continued, “I think the majority of lawmakers in North America, including the opposition, are unaware of the other elements of the no-confidence bill.”
“I am confident that they will not be part of a measure that poses a threat to the country and will dishonor Pakistan’s sovereignty and freedom,” Umar said. “I didn’t know until now, but now that I know the bigger picture, […] They will make decisions in the light of these facts.”
Chaudhry went further and told the press that no one had received the letter.
“Anyone claiming to have a letter is lying,” he said.