Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday reiterated that a foreign hand was involved in the no-confidence motion.
Addressing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders in Islamabad, the prime minister claimed that Donald Lu, the top American official dealing with South Asia in the State Department, was involved in the “foreign conspiracy” to topple his government.
He said that Donald Lu had warned Pakistan Ambassador to the US Asad Majeed that there would be implications if the PM survived the no-trust vote in the National Assembly.
He said the minutes of the communique regarding the meeting between the ambassador and US officials were shared in the meeting of the National Security Committee.
“The embassy officials of the said country were also in contact with the PTI defectors,” he said.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan held the US responsible for the “foreign conspiracy” to overthrow his government.
“The conspiracy has been hatched with the help of America to remove me,” he had said while addressing the participants of the PTI parliamentary party in Islamabad.
The prime minister referring to his announcement early in the day said the opposition was in a state of shock and they did not know what had happened to them.
In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, he said, “Astonished by reaction of [the] PDM to our calling for general elections. They have been crying hoarse (about) how our (government) has failed (and) lost the support of the (people) so why the fear of elections now? Democrats go to the (people) for support.”
“Isn’t it better for [the] PDM to accept elections rather than being part of a foreign conspiracy for regime change; and indulging in blatant purchasing of loyalties thereby destroying our nation’s moral fibre?,” he added.