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No ‘substantial evidence’ of foreign conspiracy against Imran Khan: Noam Chomsky

Professor Chomsky says diplomatic cable not enough evidence to support foreign conspiracy allegation

Renowned linguist, socio-political commentator and critic of US intervention in other countries, Professor Noam Chomsky, has said that there was not any ‘meaningful evidence’ of a US conspiracy against former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.

Responding to a Pakistani journalist over email, Professor Chomsky said that a conspiracy against the former premier could not completely be ruled out but there was not any ‘meaningful evidence’ behind this conspiracy. Commenting on the correspondence by the former ambassador, he said that it was not ‘solid evidence’. Professor Chomsky said that: “By that logic, there are regime changes being planned constantly all over the world.  Meaningless!”

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On April 10, former prime minister Imran Khan was ousted via a no-confidence motion and Shehbaz Sharif was elected as the new premier with support of coalition parties. Khan and his supporters have termed the move as a US conspiracy and called the new government an ‘imported government’, demanding fresh elections be held.

To support his claims, Khan has cited a diplomatic note sent by former Pakistani ambassador Asad Majeed Khan which he said mentioned the no-trust move. He alleged that the US had told the Pakistani envoy that the country would face “serious consequences” if the no-trust move were to fail.

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