Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that a foreign conspiracy was underway to dislodge the government.
The prime minister made these remarks during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s ‘Amr bil Maroof’ political gathering in Islamabad today.
Speaking about the current movement by the opposition to remove the government, the premier said that foreign funding was being used to dislodge the government.
He added that some people were part of this without knowing, while others were knowingly part of it.
He added that he was fighting the case for the freedom of Pakistan.
The prime minister also said that attempts were being made to control Pakistan’s foreign policy, giving the example of how when Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto tried to make an independent foreign policy, he was hanged.
He added that whenever someone attempted to make an independent foreign policy, foreign powers in collaboration with people present inside Pakistan, conspired against the government.
The premier added that he was aware from where attempts were being made to pressurise the government, adding that they [government] had been threatened in writing but he would not compromise on national interest.
He further claimed that he had in his possession evidence [in writing] which would prove what he had said.
He said that he would invite anyone who doubted the letter and prove to them, off the record, what he had claimed.
The premier also stated that things pertaining to the foreign conspiracy would be shared soon.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also stated earlier during his speech that he would not give NRO to the opposition even if the government collapsed or he lost his life.
The premier began by expressing his gratitude to the nation for turning up on his call. He further thanked his lawmakers, who he said were offered money and attempts were made to bribe them [but in vain].
PM Khan said that the reason he invited people to the Amr Bil Maroof rally was to underscore the fact that Pakistan was built on the ideology of the Islamic welfare state.
The premier explained that he would not give NRO because Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had said that nations were destroyed when poor were punished and rich were let go.
The premier also spoke of the achievements of the PTI-led government. He stated how the government had provided loans to families for housing and technical education. He reminded the audience how he had reduced the rates of petrol and diesel and offered a subsidy on the power tariff. He added that he would spend more money on the people as the government collected more taxes.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s ‘power show’ in the federal capital is underway with the party staging its ‘Amr bil Maroof’ rally at Parade Ground that is being addressed by party leaders currently.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had, in a message released hours before the gathering, said that it was a battle for the future of Pakistan.
A mass of PTI workers is present at the venue of the political gathering, amid rising tensions due to a no-confidence vote to be held in the National Assembly in the coming days.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry stated on Sunday that a brave nation needed a brave leader, adding that the premier would never surrender.
Social media was rife with videos shared by PTI’s supporters showing them on the way to Islamabad.
A special train arrived at the Margalla Station in Islamabad carrying PTI’s supporters from Karachi. Authorities told media that the train could carry 1000-1500 people.
Meanwhile, a rally led by PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh had reached the capital on Saturday from Karachi.
Moreover, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood led a “large” rally from Lahore, while caravans from the north – Waziristan, Gilgit-Baltistan and other areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – will also be joining the crowd in Islamabad.
On the other hand, workers of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, under the opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement, are already gathered on Srinagar Highway in the federal capital while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shehbaz are leading their party’s caravan on the GT Road towards Islamabad.