Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the Supreme Court to set a commission to probe the alleged threatening letter that “exposed the foreign hand” bent on toppling his government with the alleged collusion of some members of the parliament.
Imran Khan while submitting his reply to the Supreme Court on the National Assembly deputy speaker’s ruling on the no-confidence motion has requested to set up a Memogate-style commission to probe into an alleged foreign conspiracy to out his government.
“It is the genuine aspiration/desire of the answering respondent [Imran Khan] that this honourable court which has taken cognisance of this matter should hold inquisitorial proceedings as done in the “Memogate case”, constitute a high-powered commission of judges of the Superior Court as done in the mentioned case,” read the statement submitted by Imran in the apex court.
In his reply submitted through his counsel, Imtiaz Rasheed Siddiqui and Chaudhry Faisal Hussain, Imran Khan further said: “The said commission must analyse the incriminating evidence, take notice of the blatant horse-trading conducted by these corrupt politicians, some of whose family members are absconders of law and have taken refuge in safe heavens in the west.”
“Well-placed officials of foreign governments commonly known as the “west” expressed their displeasure with the independent approach adopted by Imran and his cabinet,” said the statement.
“This was followed by sensitive communications as well as gathered most sensitive intelligence by the security agencies of Pakistan which manifested that the movement led by the opposition was no longer indigenous or routine democratic effort, but was foreign-sponsored; it was aided as well as funded by those states which had become irritated/hostile to the struggle of the federal government to maintain an independent posture within the international community of the world,” the reply said.