Letter carrying threat from foreign power was written by Pakistani envoy, says PM Imran Khan on memo

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that a Pakistani envoy posted in a foreign country wrote the memo that he flashed on March 27 in a rally and termed it “threatening”, sources told Geo News. The premier, while interacting with journalists, said the envoy had sent the letter to Pakistan after he met an official of a foreign country, according to sources. PM Imran Khan said the memo was shared with the military leadership, according to sources, and mentioned that the tone used in the cable was “threatening”.The prime minister said the memo would be shared with parliamentarians during an in-camera session, but noted that the name of the country that “threatened” Pakistan could not be shared — as national security laws are applicable. Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, who attended the briefing, according to sources, told the journalists that the memo mentions that if the no-confidence motion passes, everything will be forgiven for Pakistan. Umar further said that the letter mentions that “in case of its failure, the problems for Pakistan will increase.” In his March 27 address to a PTI rally, the prime minister had revealed that “foreign elements” are involved in the attempts to topple his government and said, “some of our own people” are being used in this regard. In a press conference Tuesday, Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar had said PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif joined hands with foreign powers and is involved in the “conspiracy” against PM Imran Khan. The PML-N supremo is in London and he has met officials from the “intelligence agencies of other countries”. The federal minister said the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) leadership is not “unaware” of the letter. The letter was waived by PM Imran Khan in a public rally as he faces a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly. The premier on Wednesday had lost his majority in Parliament after MQM-P decided to party ways with the PTI.

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