Imran Khan demands ‘commission’ to probe lettergate scandal

Writes separate letters to President Alvi, Chief Justice Bandial

By: News Desk
Published: 01:07 PM, 30 Apr, 2022
Imran Khan demands ‘commission’ to probe lettergate scandal
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Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has written separately to President Arif Alvi and Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial in connection with the investigation of the ‘letter’ sent by Pakistan’s envoy in the USA, warning the country of consequences if the no-trust motion against the PTI government was not passed, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.  

In his letter, Imran asks Alvi that being the president and Commander-in-Chief of the country’s armed forces, he should take immediate action. 

He has stressed the need for investigation into the letter since it has put the country’s sovereignty as well as democracy’s future in jeopardy. 

“The US Assistant Secretary of State met with our envoy along with other officials, the details of which are in front of you in the shape of the letter,” former prime minister writes, and adds that it had been agreed at the last meeting of the federal cabinet of the last PTI government that its (letter) contents smacked of a ‘conspiracy’.        

The purpose of the letter, PTI chairman adds, was to remove me from the office. “This is a very sensitive issue since it was on the basis of this letter that the no-trust motion was moved against me and my government was sent home as a result of a conspiracy,” he says, and adds this was precisely the reason why the National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri had ordered a halt to further proceedings on the motion until the letter was fully investigated. “Was not the Supreme Court supposed to go through the letter prior to voting on the motion in the National Assembly?” former PM questions, and emphasizes that therefore, it is incumbent upon the CJP to study the threatening contents of the letter.

“After all, the inquiry of the Memogate scandal serves as a precedent for the apex court,” he argues, and appeals to the CJP to form a ‘commission’ which could thoroughly investigate the letter since the people want to know the characters behind the conspiracy, which ultimately resulted in the ouster of the PTI government. 

“Masses are in a state of despair due to complete silence both by the CJP and the president on the matter,” Imran says, and adds that people are now looking up to both the SC and the president to provide them justice and come up to their expectations.   

Reporter: Awais Kiani