Islamabad: A former senior Pakistan Army officer has refused to head a commission set up by the federal cabinet to probe an alleged foreign conspiracy to overthrow the Imran Khan-led government and the alleged threat letter sent from the US. The facts have been ascertained. According to media reports. Based on the letter and the alleged conspiracy theorists, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri rejected the opposition’s no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Khan on 3 April. On Thursday, the Supreme Court set aside the deputy speaker’s decision.
On Saturday, Pakistan’s parliament began its crucial session to take up a no-confidence motion against the defiant prime minister. On Friday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the cabinet had set up a commission headed by Lieutenant-General (retd) Tariq Khan with powers to constitute further investigation teams to determine whether Whether the threat of regime change mentioned in the threat letter exists or not, The Express Tribune reported. The letter, first disclosed by Prime Minister Khan at a public rally in Islamabad on March 27, is at the center of the recent political turmoil in Pakistan. Khan claimed that the letter posed a threat to the government from the US.
Lt Gen (retd) Khan has declined to head the commission and conveyed his decision to the government, Express Tribune and Geo News reported on Friday. However, no reason has been given in the reports for his resignation. After examining how many disgruntled MPs were in contact with foreign powers, the commission was to submit its report within 90 days. “We have evidence of eight disgruntled provincial assembly members being in contact with foreign dignitaries. The commission will look into the link between local masters and governance change. He said that before the vote on the no-confidence motion on Saturday, the MPs would be informed about the threat letter.
“Once the selected content of the letter is made public, it will be up to the MPs to take their own discretion during the voting,” Choudhary was quoted as saying in a Geo News report. Meanwhile, the Foreign Office has expressed its objection to the government’s move to present the contents of the letter before Parliament, warning that such a move would not only harm the functioning of missions abroad but also our national interests. There will also be losses, the Express Tribune reported. You can’t imagine what the reaction is like within the Foreign Office. It hurts. The report, quoting a senior official requesting anonymity, said there was virtually an insurgency. The Ministry of External Affairs as an institution has never been dragged into domestic political affairs. The damage has already been done,