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PM Imran Khan Claims US Diplomat Donald Lu Involved In ‘Conspiracy’ To Topple His Govt

Imran Khan in a statement named US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian affairs Donal Lu as the person who has warned one of the Pakistani envoys to the United States stating that he was involved in the conspiracy against filling the no-confidence motion against the current Pakistani government. 

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the nation, in Islamabad on Friday. (ANI Photo/PTV)

New Delhi: Pakistan’s embattled PM Imran Khan has claimed that there are some foreign powers that are messing up with the country’s regime. Khan in a statement named US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian affairs Donal Lu as the person who has warned one of the Pakistani envoys to the United States stating that he was involved in the conspiracy against filling the no-confidence motion against the current Pakistani government. 

Addressing a meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders here after the National Assembly Deputy Speaker rejected the no-trust motion, citing national security, said that during the National Security Committee’s meeting, the country’s highest security body, it was also noted that foreign interference was made into the internal politics of the country through a no-confidence motion.

He then claimed that Lu, the top American official dealing with South Asia in the US State Department, was involved in the ‘foreign conspiracy to topple his government. Pakistan’s Opposition leaders have ridiculed Khan’s allegation, and the US has dismissed it.

Khan claimed that Lu warned the Pakistani envoy to the US, Asad Majeed, that there would be “implications” if the Pakistan Prime Minister survived the no-trust vote in the National Assembly.

He said minutes of the communique regarding a meeting between the ambassador of Pakistan in the US and the US officials were shared in the NSC’s meeting.

A plan was perpetrated outside Pakistan to interfere in the internal politics of the country, adding that when the highest national security body confirmed it, it became irrelevant as to how many numbers the opposition had in the assembly, the official APP news agency quoted Khan as saying.

The embassy officials of the said country were also in contact with the PTI members who had defected, he claimed. Khan said that the no-confidence motion against him was a “foreign conspiracy” and he thanked Allah that it failed.

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Pakistan’s embattled PM Imran Khan has claimed that he has stunned everyone in the Opposition by his televised announcement of his decision to advise the President of Pakistan to dissolve the National Assembly subsequent to which he also proposed to have fresh elections in the country. 

On Saturday, Prime Minister Khan openly held the US responsible for the “foreign conspiracy” to overthrow his government. “Ok I’m taking the name of US, the conspiracy has been hatched with the help of America to remove me,” PM Imran had said while addressing the participants of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf parliamentary party in Islamabad.

Earlier, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri termed the no-confidence motion against the premier “unconstitutional”, saying that it was backed by “foreign powers”. Khan claims the US is leading a conspiracy to remove him because of his criticism of US policy and other foreign policy decisions he has taken.

Changing the political scenario of Pakistan by showing his trump card on the D-day of his political career, Imran Khan has ensured some more time for himself if not power for sure. Pakistan’s former Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed claimed on Sunday that Prime Minister Imran Khan might cling to power for 15 more days, local media reported.”I met the PM and I think Imran Khan will remain PM for 15 more days,” said Rasheed. 

(With Inputs from PTI and ANI)

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