Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Security Committee (NSC) on Friday said that there was no foreign conspiracy to topple the Imran Khan-led government. The meeting which was chaired by Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif concluded that “no evidence had been found to back Imran Khan’s claim of a foreign conspiracy,” reports The Express Tribune.
“The NSC after reviewing the contents of the communication, the assessments received, and the conclusions presented by the security agencies, concludes that there has been no foreign conspiracy.”
This comes after former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan launched a campaign, claiming a “foreign conspiracy” to be behind his ouster. A statement issued by the PM office said the NSC discussed the telegram received from the Pakistan embassy in Washington.
The former Pakistan’s ambassador to the US Asad Majeed briefed the Committee on the context and content of his telegram. The NSC after examining the contents of the communication, reaffirmed the decisions of the last NSC meeting.
As per The Express Tribune report, The last meeting decided to record formal protest with the US while terming the language used by an American official undiplomatic that tantamount to “blatant interference” in the internal matters of Pakistan.
Besides Sharif, the meeting was attended by former Pakistan ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar and senior civil and military officers. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar were also in attendance.
This was the second time in as many months that the forum held a meeting to review the contents of the “threat letter” which reportedly contains evidence of a foreign conspiracy to oust the former Imran-led government.