After a humiliating defeat in the successful no-confidence vote against himself, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today reiterated his ‘foreign conspiracy’ claim and said the “freedom struggle begins today”. Meanwhile, Mr Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) has decided to resign from the National Assembly tomorrow.
“Pakistan became an independent state in 1947; but the freedom struggle begins again today against a foreign conspiracy of regime change. It is always the people of the country who defend their sovereignty & democracy,” Mr Khan tweeted.
Pakistan became an independent state in 1947; but the freedom struggle begins again today against a foreign conspiracy of regime change. It is always the people of the country who defend their sovereignty & democracy.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 10, 2022
Mr Khan today chaired a meeting of the PTI’s central core executive committee (CEC) in Bani Gala to discuss the future course of action as the cricketer-turned-politician appears to continue his brinkmanship and cling to power at all cost.
Senior PTI leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry has announced that his party would resign from the National Assembly tomorrow (Monday) if the party’s reservations regarding PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif’s nomination as the prime minister are not addressed, Pakistan news media has reported.
A special court of the Federal Investigation Agency is likely to indict PM hopeful Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza in a money laundering case on Monday.
“It has been decided that we can’t be involved with these thieves and dacoits in the assembly. Everyone decided with a unanimous consensus that we are going to resign en masse from the NA,” Pakistan newspaper Dawn quoted him as saying. “All members will resign.”
Calling the opposition a party of “thugs, robbers and looters”, former Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said that he can’t sit in the assembly alongside them. “There will be a meeting at 9 pm tonight and I will address the public at 9:30 pm,” he said.