Security Agencies Reported Plot to Assassinate PM Imran Khan: Pak Information Minister

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Security services had revealed a conspiracy to murder Prime Minister Imran Khan, said Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.

Security Agencies Reported Plot to Assassinate PM Imran Khan: Pak Information Minister
Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Security services had revealed a conspiracy to murder Prime Minister Imran Khan, said Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.

“The prime minister’s security has been tightened in response of these reports, as per the government’s decision,” he added.

PTI lawmaker Faisal Vawda made similar comments earlier last week, claiming that a plot was being planned to kill the prime minister over his unwillingness to “sell the nation.”

Vawda made the comments on ARY News’ “Off the Record” in response to a question regarding a letter PM Imran displayed during the PTI’s power show in Islamabad on March 27, saying it contained “proof” of a “foreign plot” to destabilize his government.

When questioned if the alleged plot to murder the prime minister was referenced in the letter, Vawda claimed there was a threat to his life, but he remained elusive on the details. He also claimed that the prime minister was advised several times that bulletproof glass would be needed in front of his dais during the March 27 gathering. “But, as always and usual, he stated that my [death] will come when Allah wills. Don’t be concerned,” Vawda quoted PM Imran Khan.

The statement comes a day after the premier promised to thwart “an international consipiracy” planned against his administration by opposition politicians and their alleged handlers ahead of a no-confidence vote in the National Assembly.

He had accidentally revealed the name of the country behind the “threat letter” in an apparent slip of the tongue. Opposition parties, on the other hand, have labelled the prime minister himself a “security threat” in response to his speech.

Despite being invited, PTI’s two key partners — Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) — did not attend a hastily arranged meeting on Wednesday in which the premier shared the letter with his cabinet colleagues. The letter was reportedly displayed to cabinet members on a television screen.

PM Imran also invited a group of TV journalists and told them that “the language of the letter was threatening and arrogant” and that if the no-confidence motion failed, Pakistan would suffer terrible repercussions.  The letter, however, was not shown to the media by the premier.

Following the MQM-P’s decision to back the united opposition in the no-trust vote against the prime minister, it became evident that the prime minister had lost his majority in the National Assembly, prompting PTI to deploy all it has in its arsenal.


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