US blackmailed Pakistan into regime change – former PM — Analysis

Imran Khan, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, said that the US had threatened to destroy his government. “consequences”He will not be removed from office unless that happens. Khan was defeated in a vote of no confidence on April.

“In the past 40 years, our leadership has basically bowed down to everything the US has demanded of us,”Khan said this to Sunday Times.

Washington was accused by the former PM “imperial arrogance” and meddling in his country’s domestic affairs.

Khan stated that in April, his ambassador to Washington sent Khan a diplomatic cable relating to a meeting between Donald Lu (US Assistant Secretary of State) and Khan.

Khan says that Lu informed the diplomat about Pakistan’s suffering. “consequences”Without the PM being removed from office. Lu promised him that “all would be forgiven”Khan claimed Khan would be fired if he was.

Khan stated that Washington was furious at Khan’s criticism of Afghanistan war. “The Americans never understood the culture of the country or the people they were dealing with,”He argued.

Khan, a former cricket player, rose to power when his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI), won August 2018. Four years later, Khan was removed by Parliament amid claims of economic mismanagement.

Ousted Pakistan’s PM issues ultimatum

The US rejected Khan’s repeated claims that his downfall was orchestrated by Washington. “Let me just say very bluntly there is absolutely no truth to these allegations,”In April, Jalina Porter, State Department spokesperson for deputy communications, stated.

Trump was accused of accusing Pakistan of supporting terrorists and mishandling aid. Islamabad denied both claims.

Pakistan’s relations with President Joe Biden have also been tense, according to reports.
“We don’t see ourselves building a broad relationship with Pakistan, and we have no interest in returning to the days of hyphenated India-Pakistan,”Wendy Sherman, Deputy Secretary-of-State, spoke to reporters last year during her trip to Islamabad.

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