PAKISTAN: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated his allegations of a foreign conspiracy behind his ouster and said he knew that the “match was fixed” when a no-confidence motion was moved against him.
Addressing a rally here on Saturday night, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman sought to know from the people, including women, whether his government was a victim of “conspiracy or interference”, apparently an indirect reference to a top officer’s recent media conference that nullified Khan’s allegations.
“Karachi, I thank you from my heart. I’ve come to talk about some very special things because the problem is that of your and your children’s future. This conspiracy against our country … I want you to carefully listen if this was a conspiracy or an interference,” he said in a show of power in the shadows of the Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum.
“Raise your hands and tell me if it was an interference or a conspiracy,” he added.
“I want to tell the nation that I’ve never been against any country. I’m not anti-India, anti-Europe or anti-US. I’m with the humanity of the world. I’m not against any nation. I want friendship with everyone but slavery with no one,” Khan said.
“I created two of Pakistan’s biggest charity institutions. I created Shaukat Khanum and two universities. I am the only politician to have been declared sadiq and ameen by Pakistan’s Supreme Court,” he said.
Using cricket terminology, the cricketer-turned-politician said he knew the “match was fixed” when the vote of no-confidence motion was moved against him.
“What pained me the most was courts opening at midnight. Why didn’t the judiciary take suo motu notice and get the cable investigated when the then deputy speaker gave his ruling on a foreign conspiracy and why it remained silent when an open market was set up and politicians were being sold,” he asked.