PM Imran ready to share 'foreign conspiracy' letter with CJP: Asad Umar

PM Imran ready to share 'foreign conspiracy' letter with CJP: Asad Umar

Islamabad (Web Desk): Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Tuesday Prime Minister Imran Khan is ready to share with Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial the "threat letter" he talked about at a public gathering on March 27 in Islamabad.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad alongside Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, Asad Umar he said this threating letter is a reality and he has himself read it multiple times.

"The decision to share it with the CJP is aimed at doing away with the misgivings surrounding the letter," the minister said.

Denying to disclose the source of the letter, Asad Umar said it was received well before filing of the no-confidence motion by the opposition.

He said there is a clear mention of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the letter.

The minister said it has categorically been stated in the letter that failure of the no-confidence motion will have serious consequences.

"Content of the letter is directly linked with the foreign policy of Pakistan," Asad Umar said, adding that there is no doubt in it that the no-confidence motion and foreign hand are interlinked.

“I myself have read the letter for many times, therefore I am giving the statement with full confidence,” he said adding that the letter has been shared only with the top civil and military leadership and only two or three cabinet members were among those with whom the letter was shared.

Talking about the elements behind the letter, the Planning Minister said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is directly involved in this conspiracy, while senior leadership of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is also aware of the matter.

Asad Umar expressed the belief that members of the National Assembly, irrespective of their political affiliations, will think twice before supporting any move to undermine Pakistan's independence and sovereignty.

Speaking on the occasion, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that Imran Khan is a courageous leader and he always takes along the masses.

The information minister said said he had reiterated Nawaz should not be allowed to leave the country as such people get involved with the international establishment.

"He met Israel's ambassador as well," Chaudhry said.

Chaudhry said this is "not a new thing" as earlier ex-prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated, former premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was prosecuted, and former military ruler Gen Zia-ul-Haq lost his life in a plane crash.

The information minister said that the decisions taken in past were part of Pakistan's history. "But now, Pakistan has a leader who is not attending foreign phone calls and is connected with the people."

Lashing out at YouTubers, Fawad Chaudhry said that some so-called seniors have started vlogging, whose programmes do not get ratings, and have started sharing the letter of the Europen Union."

The minister said that the letter of the Europen Union was already public, adding that the media "does not have the letter".

"Please learn how to verify news from young reporters," Fawad Chaudhry said.