Islamabad: Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Sunday said foreign powers were involved in the ‘conspiracy’ to send his coalition government at the Centre packing through a no-confidence motion tabled by the country’s joint opposition.
While addressing a rally in Islamabad ahead of the no-trust vote, PM Imran said foreign elements are using local politicians and using money to “mend the country’s foreign policy”.
“I rarely write my speeches… but I wrote this speech today so that I don’t get emotional and say anything which can affect our foreign policy,” Khan was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.
PM Imran said his government received the threat in written form and asserted he had all the evidence to prove his claims which he said he will unveil at the “right time”.
“Our country received threats due to the acts of previous leaders… the governments in Pakistan had been changed with the help of locals… when Zulfikar Ali Bhutto tried to make independent foreign policy… parties of Fazlur Rehman and ‘absconder’ Nawaz Sharif launched a movement against him and later Bhutto was executed,” said the PM.
The PM targeted the PPP leadership and said Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Zardari have formed alliance with those elements involved in the execution of their party founder.
“Today foreign elements are trying to affect our foreign policy agian… we know the elements who united the killers and the victims… today the time has changed and there is a saying in English you only cross the river once… this is an age of social media where you cannot hide anything,” Khan said.
Meanwhile, Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) chief Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti, who was serving as the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant (SAPM) on Reconciliation and Harmony in Balochistan, on Sunday quit his position in the cabinet, giving the PM a jolt ahead of the no-confidence motion against him.
He announced he would support the opposition party.
He tweeted: “The PTI government has not given anything for law & order in these three years but has disgraced the people of Pakistan. As a result, I have resigned from the cabinet & affiliated with the opposition for the sake of Pakistan & people of Baluchistan.@BBhuttoZardari
After a meeting with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari at his residence, Bugti announced that he would support the opposition in the wake of the no-confidence motion submitted against Prime Minister Imran Khan, reports The Express Tribune.
Addressing a press conference alongside Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bugti was quoted as saying by the newspaper that PM Imran failed to fulfill his promise of bringing development to Balochistan.
The situation in the province was precarious, he said, adding that the federal government couldn’t improve a single thing. He further said the government did not provide money for a transmission line, blood bank, and laboratory in the province.
The Pakistani politician said he hopes that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will address their concerns.
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