Interior minister unaware of ‘written threat’ received by PM Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Monday revealed that he is unaware of the “written letter” received by Prime Minister Imran Khan that provides evidence that “money has been pouring in from abroad,” while some of PTI’s people are being used to topple the government. Addressing a press conference, the interior minister reiterated his support for PM Imran Khan, saying the premier will thwart the efforts of the Opposition to oust him. “I have never seen any government complete its tenure; however, my perception has changed after the historic PTI rally was held yesterday, where the turnout of supporters was massive,” Rasheed said, adding that after 1977, this was the first time he had led a rally. Regarding JUI-F’s public gathering scheduled today, he said that the party is not allowed to hold today’s rally and sit-in as their no-objection certificate (NOC) has expired. However, he said, PML-N has the required permission to hold their rally. The interior minister said that the establishment is with Pakistan and the military forces are only concerned about the interest of Pakistan. “Imran Khan is laying the foundation of an independent foreign policy,” he said, reiterating that he stands with PM Imran Khan whether he is in power or not. Regarding the voting on the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly, he said that if the motion is tabled today, voting will be held on Monday (April 4). Rasheed, in light of his political experience, said that things will be clear during the period of March 29-31. “My political conscience says that the situation could change even an hour before the voting because the Opposition has to bring 172 members to the Assembly,” he added. He said he had asked PM Imran Khan to announce elections after Hajj, dissolve the Punjab Assembly and impose governor’s rule in Sindh as the people [MNAs] were being bought.

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