Pakistan’s Ex-PM Khan Asks President to Probe Military Officials


Imran Khan, Pakistan’s populist opposition leader, called on President Arif Alvi to investigate what he called “grave misconduct” and political interference by senior military officials, including the country’s spy chief, in a rare move.The 70-year-old former prime minister survived an apparent assassination attempt last Thursday while leading a campaign rally for his Pakistani Teliku Einsakh Party (PTI) in Punjab province.He suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg and is recovering at his home in his state capital, Lahore.

On Monday, the PTI released a copy of Khan’s letter to Alvi, in which opposition leaders denounced his allegations that Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif, the interior minister, and senior Inter-Military Intelligence Service (ISI) officials planned the attack. I repeated.Khan claimed to have received information from Pakistani intelligence that plots were being planned to assassinate him. The cricket star-turned-politician failed to provide evidence to support the allegations and called on the three men to resign, making way for an impartial investigation into the attempt on his life.The government and the military have rejected the charges as “baseless and irresponsible” and “absolutely unacceptable and uncalled for.” In the letter, Khan referred to the ISI chief, Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum, and Lt. Gen. Babar Iftikar, head of the military’s media arm, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), for a nationally televised event later. accused him of speaking out against him at a press conference. last month. It was the first time in Pakistan’s history that the head of the ISI officially addressed the press.’He has two related questions to consider: Khan asked.

Imran Khan appealed to President Alvi that under Article 243 (2) of Constitution he should take note of “serious wrongdoings” that undermined Pakistan’s national security and to institute an inquiry under his leadership to “identify the guilty and hold them accountable”.

He demanded that Dr. Arvi, as head of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, defend its democracy and constitution.“No person or government agency can go beyond the laws of the country. It has been done,” claimed Imran Khan. He called on the president to “act now to stop the abuses of power and violations of the laws and constitution that guarantee the fundamental rights of all citizens.”

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