PM Imran summons NSC moot today


Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of the National Security Committee at the Prime Minister’s House in the afternoon, said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday.

 

The meeting was summoned in light of an alleged threat letter by a foreign government that had allegedly warned Pakistan of consequences if the no-confidence motion against PM Imran failed. In the light of the letter, the federal cabinet on Wednesday suggested that an in-camera session of the National Security Committee should be convened.

Letter controversy

PM Imran had convened the urgent cabinet meeting to discuss the issue of international conspiracy to topple his government through a secret letter that he waved in his public rally in Islamabad on March 27.

The prime minister had shared the contents of the letter with his cabinet ministers and with the journalists in separate meetings. In the cabinet meeting, the letter was shown to the ministers on a teleprompter. Afterward, it was sealed under the Official Secrecy Act.

Read Imran terms no-trust a foreign conspiracy

Imran had told the cabinet that he was doing politics of national interest rather than his own person. He had told the ministers that the letter was closely linked to the no-confidence motion. Imran had said that he would fight till the last ball and drive the opposition out of the ground. He said that the people are with him.

Imran, according to the sources, had said that attempts were being made to overthrow the elected government under a foreign conspiracy. The prime minister had told the ministers that the military leadership would also be taken into confidence on the letter.

Before the cabinet meeting, PM Imran addressing a ceremony in Islamabad had claimed the opposition’s no-confidence motion against him was a “huge foreign conspiracy against Pakistan”. He, however, emphasised that he could not name the country which sent the ‘threatening letter’ because its results would not be good for the country.

The prime minister had said that the letter stated that Pakistan would face serious consequences if the no-confidence motion failed, adding that the language of the letter was extremely harsh and that the no-trust motion had been mentioned in it several times.

It may be mentioned here that the letter – being touted as a threat – had been sent by former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, Asad Majeed. It was sent after talks with the US assistant secretary of state for South Asia, the sources told The Express Tribune.





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