- “Imran tarnishes the reputation of state institutions through cipher drama”.
- Qureshi involved in completely fabricated cover story: Interior Minister
- The cyber conspiracy says, the May 9 incident is a continuation of the same conspiracy.
Home Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that the confessional statement of Azam Khan, former Principal Secretary to the former Prime Minister, has exposed Imran Khan’s story of conspiracy based on diplomatic ciphers.
Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) [Imran Khan] Tarnished the reputation of state institutions through cyber conspiracy. They should be punished for staging the drama,” the home minister said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday.
His presser came shortly after a statement by the former principal secretary, calling US ciphers a “conspiracy” manipulated by the ousted prime minister – who was removed from power in April last year via a no-confidence vote – “against “Establishment and Opposition,” to create a narrative geo news have learned.
On March 27, 2022, at a public meeting of PTI workers, Imran took out a piece of paper from his pocket and waved it at the crowd, claiming it was proof of an “international conspiracy” being hatched to topple his government.
Responding to the development, Imran termed Azam an “honest man” and said he would not believe the statement until he heard the bureaucrat himself say so.
Sources said that Azam, who has been “missing” since last month, has recorded his statement before a magistrate under CrPC 164, but there is no information about his whereabouts.
Sanaullah said former foreign minister and PTI vice-chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi was completely involved in fabricating the cover story.
He said that the then ruling party had created this drama to fulfill its vested interests.
Citing the former principal secretary’s statement to TODAY, the security chief said the confession confirms that the release of a secret state document was a crime. “if he [Imran Khan] If he can sacrifice national interest for personal gain then he can do anything.
He further said that the cyber conspiracy has made it clear that the May 9 incident was a continuation of the same conspiracy.
Sanaullah said that the former PM’s confessional statement against Imran is a charge sheet against him.
“The PTI chairman will be held responsible for this crime. It is a matter of national interest,” said the interior minister.
Sanaullah said a case would be registered against the PTI chief following the confessional statement of his former principal secretary and a state would become the complainant in the case.
“The matter will be referred to a special court,” he said.