Plot to 'assassinate' PM Imran reported by security agencies: Fawad Chaudhry

Plot to 'assassinate' PM Imran reported by security agencies: Fawad Chaudhry

Islamabad (Web Desk): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said that the security agencies have reported an "assassination plan" to target Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The minister said that the security of the prime minister's security has been beefed up as per the government's decision.

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former federal minister Faisal Vawda had also claimed that PM Imran Khan's life is in danger and a plan was being made to take his life.

"A plot is being hatched to assassinate Prime Minister Imran Khan as political tensions rise in the country,” Faisal Vawda said Wednesday in a conversation with a private television channel.

He further stated that the premier has also received a death threat.

In response to a question, the former federal minister said the plot was linked to the"secretive" memo that the government had received. "There isn't just one letter, there are several letters," he claimed.

The news comes a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday addressed the nation days ahead of voting on a no-confidence motion against him in the National Assembly that will decide his fate.

In his televised address to the nation, the premier said it will be decided on Sunday whether the nation will pursue an independent foreign policy or tow the policy of slavery.

PM Imran said that he will not resign and fight till the last ball so that people, who do not want independent policy in Pakistan can be exposed before the entire nation.

In an apparent slip of the tongue, he had revealed the name of the United States (US) as the country behind the “threat letter”.

However, reacting to the prime minister's address, opposition parties had declared him to be a "security threat".