At a massive public meeting in Islamabad on Sunday, Khan took out a piece of paper from his pocket and waved it to the crowd, claiming it was evidence of an “international conspiracy” to topple his government.
Khan said in his address that this letter was not against the government but against him. “It has been said in this letter that if the no-confidence motion is passed, then Pakistan will be pardoned, if it is not done then there will be consequences,” Khan said.
Khan said it was an “official letter” sent to Pakistan’s ambassador, who was writing the (note) remarks during the meeting.
The prime minister said the ambassador was told that Pakistan would face “difficulties” if Imran Khan remained in power.
Khan said, “I am telling my nation today that this is our condition. We are a country with a population of 22 crores and another country…they are not giving any reason (for threatening). He has said that Imran Khan decided to go to Russia on his own, even after consulting the Foreign Office and the military leadership.
The Prime Minister said, “Our ambassador told them about the decision (that the decision to visit Russia was taken after consultation) but they are denying it and saying that ‘it is only because of Imran Khan’. And if he (remains in office) continues, our relations cannot be good.’ What they are really saying is that they have no problem with people who will replace Imran Khan.
At the same time, the US has insisted that it did not send any letter to Pakistan on the current political situation in the country. At the same time, it has also sought to refute the allegations of America being behind the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan-led government.
The US State Department said on Wednesday that no US government agency or official has sent a letter to Pakistan on the current political situation in the country.
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