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Foreign threatening letter sent from US; Imran names in ‘slip of tongue’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday while resolving to fight the conspiracy against his government, said the nation would never forgive and forget the conspirators as well as their supporters.

On Sunday, there is voting (on a no-confidence motion). The country’s fate is about to be decided on Sunday… The nation will decide where they want the country lead to,” the prime minister said in his address to the nation broadcasted live.

Mystery surrounding the country that sent the “threatening memo” came to an end as PM Imran, in a “slip of tongue”, said that the “letter” was sent by the United States.

The PM made the “slip of tongue” while addressing the nation in a televised address. The address was scheduled to begin at 7:15pm but was delayed. The reason for the delay was not shared by the government.

The US, he said in a “slip of the tongue” and then moved on and stated that a foreign country had sent a “threatening memo” which was against the Pakistani nation. “…the letter stated that the no-confidence motion was being tabled even before it was filed, which means the Opposition was in contact with them,” the premier said.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on Thursday.

The premier stated that it was an “official letter” that was communicated by Pakistan’s ambassador, who was taking notes during the meeting. PM Imran Khan said the envoy was told that if Imran Khan remains in power, Pakistan would face “difficulties”.

Imran Khan again linked the no-trust move against him with a “foreign conspiracy” allegedly hatched due to his government’s “independent foreign policy” as he warned his party’s dissidents and political rivals that the future generations of the country will neither forgive them nor their “handlers”.

The prime minister fired those warnings in a live address to the nation days ahead of voting on a no-trust resolution against him in the National Assembly that will decide his government’s fate.

The prime minister said the people would always remember those who would be committing any treachery on Sunday as they would not buy their argument so easily.

The prime minister addressed the nation hours after he chaired the meeting of the National Security Committee which called the formal communication of a foreign country’s official “blatant interference” in Pakistan’s internal affairs and also decided to issue a demarche to the country.

“I will fight if you think this conspiracy will succeed. Future generations will not forgive them. They should not have any misconceptions. It will make no difference to me as I live in my own house, bear my own expenses, and have no family member in politics,” he remarked.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on Thursday.

He told the nation that on March 7, the government received a message from a country through Pakistan’s ambassador there, which said that they would pardon Pakistan’s all misgivings of Imran Khan was ousted. If happened otherwise, Pakistan will have to face difficulties.

“This (message) is against the nation,” he said the message coming before the vote of confidence showed that the political opponents were in contact with that country.

“Is this our worth?…We are creeping like snails,” he remarked.

The prime minister said the conspiracy was being hatched through three stooges in Pakistan. They wanted to oust Imran Khan and it will also be fine for that country, he added.

He questioned the nation as whether they would allow the one into power facing NAB cases for corruption of billions of rupees, and an absconder whose corruption tales were also highlighted by the Western media including BBC.

He said out of nothing, the said foreign country expressed its concerns over his Russian visit which he had done after thorough consultation with military leadership, foreign office and think tanks.

He said through their intelligence reports, the foreign countries have all the information about him as well as the opposition leaders and their benami properties and bank accounts abroad.

He said the leaders who were now beloved by the said foreign country, never condemned 400 drone attacks by the US during their tenures killing innocent people.

Referring Wikileaks disclosures, he said JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had once offered to serve the US interests if he was given power.

He said instead of condemning Narendra Modi for calling that time army chief General Raheel Sharif a terrorist, he said Nawaz Sharif used to secretly meet with him.

He said instead of condemning the drone attacks, Asif Zardari told the US that the collateral damage made no different to him.

He said Shahbaz Sharif had opposed his “Absolutely Not” stance to joint US-led war anymore, said his government was pursuing an independent foreign policy.

“Our public representatives are on sale. This is the trade of loyalties. This is the trade of country and sovereignty. What lesson are we giving to our youth? No one will ever call them ideological. Everyone knows them,” the prime minister remarked.