‘There’s no letter, it’s a diplomatic cable sent by Pakistan’s US ambassador’ 

‘There’s no letter, it’s a diplomatic cable sent by Pakistan’s US ambassador’ 

March 30, 2022 0
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What happened:

On March 29, The Express Tribune reported that its two sources informed that Pakistan’s competent authorities have seen no evidence yet that there is an international conspiracy to depose Prime Minister Imran Khan through a vote of no-confidence brought by opposition parties, “There was no letter written by any country, and the prime minister’s assertion was based on a “diplomatic cable” delivered to the Pakistani foreign minister in Islamabad by the Pakistani ambassador in Washington,” the sources said.


The controversy erupted after premier Imran Khan stated at Islamabad’s public rally that his government was being targeted by a “foreign-funded plan.” He displayed a letter, but did not reveal its content, as proof of the existence of the scheme to overthrow his government. Imran argued that he was being targeted for removal because he pursued an “independent” foreign policy.


The Foreign Office and government, on the other hand, refused to comment on the matter about whether the document was a diplomatic cable or a letter authored by any country. According to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the “threatening letter” was also shared with the military leadership. However, those close to the situation said they had “no awareness” of the scheme.

Other side of the story:

Another source questioned why the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting was not convened sooner if the threat was so serious. Concerned quarters and some FO officials are known to be furious that, even if there was a conspiracy, the premier should have brought the problem up in the appropriate venues rather than bringing it up in public.

Mahnoor Tariq
Mahnoor Tariq
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