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“Blackmailed my government, handed over the reins of power to the army”: ‘Open rebellion’ against Imran Khan’s army in Pakistan

Imran Khan: I had a weak government, blackmail from all sides (File Photo)

Pakistan former prime minister of Imran Khan (Ex PM Imran Khan) the country’s powerful Army While attacking it, he acknowledged that his government was a “weak government”, which was “blackmailed from all sides”. He said the reins of power were not in his hands and that “everyone knew who had it.” Khan was ousted from power in April after losing the no-confidence motion. The former prime minister alleges that it was part of a US-led conspiracy as he pursued an independent foreign policy on Russia, China and Afghanistan


According to Pakistani newspaper Dawn, in an interview to Bol News on Wednesday, Khan was asked about the night when a no-confidence motion was brought against him. He was asked who was giving the orders and who obstructed the cases against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N).

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief said his government was “weak” ever since it came to power and needed a coalition. Khan said that if such a situation arises again, he will choose to hold elections again and try to form a majority government.

Cricketer-turned-politician Khan, 69, said, “Our hands were tied. We were being blackmailed from all sides. The power was not in our hands. Everyone knows who is in power in Pakistan, so we had to depend on them.”

He said that in view of the threat of enemies, it is necessary for every country to have a “strong army”, but it is also necessary to have a “balance” between a strong army and a strong government.

He said, “We used to depend on him all the time. He has also done many good things, but he did not do many things which he should have done. .They have power because they have control over institutions like the National Accountability Bureau (NBA).” The former prime minister said that his government had responsibility, but not power or power.

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