PTI leader Faisal Vawda, in a shocking claim on Wednesday, said that a conspiracy was being hatched to assassinate Prime Minister Imran Khan over his refusal to “sell the country”. Vawda made the claim on a TV show in response to a question about a letter that Prime Minister Imran Khan brandished at the PTI’s March 27 power show in Islamabad and claimed it contained “evidence” of a “foreign conspiracy” to topple his government.
Federal ministers Asad Umar and Fawad Chaudhry had also shared during a press conference on Tuesday that the letter warned of “horrific consequences” if Imran Khan remained that prime minister. Vawda said there was a threat to the prime minister’s life but remained evasive when asked whether the purported conspiracy to assassinate the premier was mentioned in the letter.
While addressing anchorperson Kashif Abbasi – who was among the journalists with whom the contents of the letter were shared earlier Wednesday – Vawda said: “There is a serious threat to Imran Khan Sahab’s life. I don’t know whether you read that part [in the letter] about the consequences. That is life-threatening.” “There has been a mention of assassinating Imran Khan Sahab,” Vawda added. At that, Abbasi sought his confirmation. “You are saying that the letter also mentions the assassination of Imran Khan?” he asked.
“The impression of assassination … killing,” Vawda replied with a vague remark, moving on to say that the prime minister was told multiple times that a bullet-proof glass needed to be installed before his dais at the March 27 rally. “But as always and as usual, he said my [death] will come when Allah wills. Don’t worry about it.”