Petition seeking inquiry in ‘secret letter’ filed in Supreme Court
On March 30, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking an investigation into a “letter” flashed by Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PTI’s March 27 power show, reportedly carrying evidence of a foreign conspiracy against the government.
SC Advocate Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta filed the plea with the Federation of Pakistan through the secretary of the Law and Justice Division has been recognised as respondent. According to the petitioner, it’s an “exceptional situation” that may lead to a law and order problem in the country by inciting enmity against friendly countries. He went on to say that the situation requires quick action to alleviate the “mental agony” provoked in Pakistanis.
During the government’s massive public rally at Islamabad on March 27, the premier grabbed a piece of paper from his pocket and brandished it at the crowd, claiming it was evidence of an “international plot” to destabilise his administration. “Foreign money is being used to overthrow the government.” Money is being brought in from overseas, while people from within the country are being exploited.”