Ousted Pakistani PM reveals struggle against ‘foreign conspiracy’ — Analysis
Imran Khan raised concerns about possible meddling in the no-confidence vote.
In his first tweet since having lost his seat as Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan pointed the finger at unnamed foreign forces that he alleges meddled in the country’s affairs. He was ousted by a no confidence vote on Sunday morning.
“Pakistan became an independent state in 1947; but the freedom struggle begins again today against a foreign conspiracy of regime change,”Khan posted on social media. He also said that “it is always the people of the country who defend their sovereignty & democracy.”
Pakistan gained independence in 1947. But today, freedom struggles against an international conspiracy for regime change continue. It is always the people of the country who defend their sovereignty & democracy.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 10, 2022
Khan was a former cricket player who went on to become a politician. Khan, a cricket star who became a politician in 2018, was elected to the National Assembly. However, PTI lost its majority when seven members of its coalition partner voted to leave the party and join the opposition. Khan was accused by his rivals of political and economic failures.
The now ex-PM claimed, however, that the opposition was acting according to a foreign power’s will. Khan claimed in a speech that Friday he was “ready for a struggle”We would not agree to this. “an imported government,”He added that he was determined “to vehemently agitate against it.”
Although he made similar claims in the past, Khan once named Washington as the perpetrator of the conspiracy. Khan was reportedly given a briefing by the Pakistani ambassador. This letter contained recordings of senior US officials, which suggested Khan’s departure would bring about a better relationship. Khan claims that Washington wanted Khan to leave because he was willing to pursue an independent foreign policy, and also due to the fact that he visited Moscow in February. All such claims were denied by the US State Department.
Pakistan’s National Assembly will vote for a new prime minister on Monday. PTI’s candidate is Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who had been serving as foreign minister but has now added the word “former”Follow him on Twitter profile. Shehbaz Sharif (brother of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif) was the candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz party.
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