The government claimed that the allegations of foreign conspiracy against Prime Minister Imran Khan were based on a diplomatic cable received from a Pakistan mission abroad.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
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America (America) Pakistan (PakistanPrime Minister Imran Khan (Imran KhanWashington in bringing a no-confidence motion against the government led byWashington) dismissed the allegations on Wednesday. According to a media report published on Thursday, the US said that it has not sent any letter to the country regarding the current political situation in Pakistan. Pakistan’s troubled Prime Minister Imran Khan lost a majority in parliament on Wednesday when a key partner of the ruling coalition, the Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), joined the opposition camp.
The opposition camp has moved a no-confidence motion against the Imran government in the National Assembly. Imran is claiming that the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition is the result of a “foreign conspiracy” to oppose his foreign policy and money is being supplied from abroad to oust him from power. On Wednesday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government claimed that the allegations of foreign conspiracy against the prime minister were based on a diplomatic cable received from a Pakistan mission abroad.
Information about the material present in the letter given to the cabinet members
According to ‘The Dawn’ newspaper, the Imran government had initially offered to share this letter with the Chief Justice of Pakistan, but later the Prime Minister also informed the members of his cabinet about the contents of the letter. According to the report published in the newspaper, after this a group of journalists were given the details of the cabinet meeting during their conversation with the Prime Minister. The report said that even though no foreign government was named in the meeting, journalists were told that a senior official of the country concerned had informed the Pakistani ambassador that he had a problem with Imran’s foreign policy. Especially with regards to his visit to Russia and his stand regarding the Ukraine war.
Ukraine attacked during Imran’s visit to Russia
Imran met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on 24 February. This is the day Russia launched a special military operation against Ukraine. With this, Imran became the first Prime Minister to visit Russia in the last 23 years. Before him, Nawaz Sharif had visited Moscow in 1999 as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. In early March, Pakistan did not participate in the UN General Assembly voting on a resolution calling on Russia to stop the war. Islamabad had advocated finding a solution to the conflict through dialogue and diplomatic means.
The letter was sent on March 7
According to the news of ‘The Dawn’, the Pakistani ambassador was informed that the future of relations between the two countries would depend on the no-confidence motion that the opposition parties were planning to bring against Imran at that time. According to this, the Pakistani ambassador was warned that if Imran is successful in proving his majority after the no-confidence motion, it will have dire consequences. It is said that the purported letter was sent on March 7, a day after opposition parties moved a no-confidence motion against Imran and demanded a session of the National Assembly to vote on it.
Why did the last talk of American conspiracy arise?
Meanwhile, ‘The Dawn’ has claimed that the purported letter was sent by the then Ambassador of Pakistan to the US, Asad Majeed, on the basis of his meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu. Majeed has left for Brussels to take up his new assignment. Masood Khan has replaced him as the Pakistani ambassador to the US. According to the report, the US State Department clarified on Wednesday that no US government agency or official has sent any letter to Islamabad regarding the current political situation in Pakistan.