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‘Threatening letter’ from foreign country was written by Pakistani envoy, to be shared in parliament: PM

Prime Minister postpones address to nation

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the letter, which he brandished in a rally on March 27, was a memo which had been written by a Pakistani ambassador posted in a foreign country, terming it “threatening”.

According to media reports, during his interaction with journalists, the premier said the envoy sent the letter after a meeting with a foreign official. PM Khan said the memo was shared with the military leadership, according to a local news outlet, and mentioned that a threatening tone was used in the document.

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The prime minister said the cable would be shared with lawmakers during an in-camera session of the parliament. However, he noted that the name of the country that “threatened” Pakistan could not be disclosed due to national security laws.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Faisal Javed Khan said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address to the nation, which was set to be broadcasted today, had been postponed. He confirmed the news on Twitter, without giving further details.

Earlier during the day, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed had informed media that the premier would address the nation today after holding an emergency meeting of the federal cabinet. He also said that Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry had invited 10 journalists in order to show them the letter.

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