Requisite demarches made through diplomatic channels: FO

Requisite demarches made through diplomatic channels: FO

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan has handed over the requisite demarches to the concerned country through diplomatic channels as decided earlier in the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting, a statement from the Foreign Office (FO) said.

The NSC on Thursday, while calling the communication of a foreign country’s senior official a “blatant interference” in the internal affairs of Pakistan, decided that Pakistan would issue a strong demarche to the country in question.

The National Security Adviser briefed the Committee on the “formal communication” of a senior official of a foreign country to Pakistan’s Ambassador in the said country in a formal meeting, which was duly conveyed by the Ambassador to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Later, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement without naming the country said: “As decided in the National Security Committee meeting held on 31 March 2022, the requisite demarches have been made through diplomatic channels”.

Following the NSC meeting, PM Imran Khan also addressed the nation and vowed to not surrender before the foreign conspiracy against his government.

Imran Khan said that the opposition parties trying to oust him through the no-confidence motion were being supported by foreign powers.

At one point in his live speech, he 'mistakenly' named the US as the country which sent the threatening letter against his government and then retracted, saying he did not want to name the country behind the threats to his government.

Referring to opposition leaders including Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PM Imran said that some stooges are trying to compromise country's interest and to appease foreign forces for their personal agenda.

On the other hand, the US State Department and White House together spurned Prime Minister Imran Khan’s allegation in which he had held foreign powers responsible for attempting to topple his governmen

During a regular press briefing, White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield categorically rejected PM Imran Khan’s allegation.

Responding to a question that the Prime Minister of Pakistan accused the US government of working to remove him from power, Bedingfield said, "absolutely no truth to that allegation".

The US State Department on Wednesday denied US involvement in the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying no US government agency or official had sent a letter to Pakistan on the current political situation in the country.

“There is no truth to these allegations,” said a State Department spokesperson while responding to questions about the alleged letter and US involvement in the no-confidence motion against the PTI government.