President Alvi calls for judicial commission to probe ‘regime change conspiracy’ – Pakistan

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President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday called for an in-depth investigation by an “armed court commission” on a plot to overthrow PTI chairman Imran Khan, which he said was responsible for the ouster of his government.

It will respond to a letter dated April 30 by former prime minister and Pakistani Chief Justice (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial requesting a public inquiry and the establishment of a judicial commission to review the “letter of threat” he stated. PTI chairman said it was evidence of “conspiracy” after a no-confidence motion saw him voted out of office.

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According to a statement from the Presidential Secretary in the Presidency, Alvi, in response to Imran, the concrete evidence on the matter should be documented and investigated in order to “reach a sound conclusion and provide clarification to the people of Pakistan”.

“Emphasizing the need for a thorough investigation into the matter, he informed Mr Imran Khan that he was sending a letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan, requesting that the latter be a licensed body.

The president said he had read the Cypriot telegram sent by Pakistani ambassador and former US ambassador Asad Majeed Khan containing an official summary of a meeting hosted by US Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu. He added that the cypher “included Lu’s statements citing a lack of confidence” against the former prime minister and the consequences of his success or failure.

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Alvi also referred to two National Security Committee meetings as saying he had accepted the view that Lu’s statements were equivalent to “unacceptable and obvious interference” in Pakistan’s internal affairs.

The president stressed that the threats could be “hidden and explicit” and “clearly expressed in illegal language”. He added that Imran had raised “serious issues” for the alleged “hidden possible consequences and consequences”.

“In his letter, the President went on to say that he believes that in an independent nation, a proud independent nation like Pakistan, and a people whose dignity has been severely damaged; a thorough analysis and thorough research should be done to investigate. what could have been the preparation, starting or following a clear threat, a possible conspiracy to change the regime in our country. “

The president also highlighted that “in the history of Pakistan, people have been accusing and strongly believing in many obvious things but, unfortunately, it is an unconfirmed conspiracy,” the newspaper said.

President Alvi said that “secret societies” have sometimes been destroyed after decades if knowledgeable people make revelations or documents from the leak that provide “a ‘smoking gun’ kind of link to events and conspiracies on a global level”.

He lamented that the changes came too late when “the future of those countries was severely damaged by illegal interventions”.

The president stressed that it would be a daunting task to show that a “smoking gun” was identified “in the hand of a consultant” or to track down money or identify “meetings where people were encouraged to take secrecy or where people were bought and sold.”

Cablegate

Since being ousted by a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly, Imran has again ousted the government of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, calling him “brought out”.

The former PM continues to maintain that the motion of no confidence was part of an external conspiracy, claiming that the post was received by the Pakistani ambassador to the US on March 7, the day before opponents officially filed a lawsuit against him. , was evidence of that plot.

Imran said the cable showed that Pakistan was intimidated by a US ambassador who said the country would have to deal with the consequences if it was not removed by a resolution of infidelity, which was not yet in place.

“How could they have known about the motion of no confidence even before it was filed?” Imran has called for sponsored sponsors at several public rallies in the past few weeks, adding that local facilitators have met with “their external sponsors” to make the plot a success.

The matter was first raised by Imran at a public meeting on March 27, four days before the first NSC content review meeting was held.

Since then, Imran has been referring to a series of public addresses and television interviews in connection with a plot to oust him. The US, Imran’s claims, was outraged by “independent foreign policy” and a visit to Moscow.

It was on this basis that the then Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Suri rejected a motion of no confidence in Imran on April 3 during a referendum, saying the proposal was in violation of Article 5 of the Constitution. mandates loyalty to the government for all citizens.

Suri’s ruling was overturned by the Supreme Court and a vote of no confidence in the decision finally took place on April 10, with Imran removed as prime minister.

Last week, the coalition government officially announced its intention to set up a commission of inquiry into Imran’s claim but the decision was rejected by the PTI which said it was only “open trial” by a court commission that would accept the party.

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