PM Imran writes to SC for commission to probe ‘lettergate’ scandal

By: News Desk
Published: 09:35 AM, 6 Apr, 2022
PM Imran writes to SC for commission to probe ‘lettergate’ scandal
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to the Supreme Court (SC) in which he has sought the constitution of a high-powered judicial commission to investigate the “lettergate” scandal, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

Quoting its sources, the TV channel reported that the premier in his reply to the Supreme Court, which is currently hearing the suo motu notice regarding National Assembly (NA) deputy speaker’s ruling on the no-trust motion, to be submitted by his lawyers today had also demanded probe into horse trading and defections by the members of his party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), to the opposition parties ahead of voting on the no-trust motion in the National Assembly.  

Sources told 24News that in this connection, the prime minister held consultations with his legal team yesterday (Tuesday, April 5, 2022).      

In his reply, they added, PM Imran made it clear to the apex court that the National Security Committee (NSC), in its meeting, had admitted that there existed a ‘foreign conspiracy’ to overthrow the PTI government.

The prime minister alleged in his reply that the country’s opposition parties, in a bid to overthrow the elected government, had pursued the foreign agenda. 

It is reminded here that Advocate Naeemul Hassan has also filed an application to the SC, in which he has demanded investigation into the ‘threatening letter’ which the premier had waved before the crowd during the PTI’s March 27 rally in Islamabad, and which according to him had been sent by a superpower, in which the latter had threatened Pakistan with dire consequences in the event of non-passage of the no-confidence motion. 

Reporter: Amanat Gishkori