PM Cabinet, allies into confidence over ‘Conspiracy Letter’

PM apprises journalists over letter carrying threats to Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday convened an urgent meeting this afternoon to discuss the issue of an international conspiracy to topple his government.

During the meeting, the prime minister will take into confidence his cabinet members and the leaders of the allied political parties over the letter that highlights the international conspiracy being hatched against his government.

Leaders of the allied political parties have been specially invited to join the meeting, the PM House said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to share with representatives of the allied parties and the top journalists the document that carries threats to his government.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the e-passport in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said this decision has taken following aspersions were cast on the document.

He categorically stated that this threatening document is not a drama but real.

He said keeping in view the national interests, we cannot completely tell the public about the foreign elements behind the document.

Imran Khan said moving the no confidence motion is a democratic right but the one moved against him is a conspiracy from abroad. He said these foreign elements are not used to a leadership in Pakistan which protects and keeps supreme the national interests.

Alluding to the launch of e-passport, the Prime Minister said it carries various security checks and will facilitate our people especially the overseas Pakistanis at the airports.  He said extending facilitation to the overseas Pakistanis will ultimately benefit the country.

He said overseas Pakistanis are over precious asset and because of them there have been record remittances of thirty one billion dollars.

The Prime Minister was confident that e-passport will also help further promote tourism in Pakistan.

Imran Khan noted that the use of technology not only brings ease in the life of people but also helps check corruption.

In his remarks, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said that the validity of passport has been extended from five to ten years to facilitate the overseas Pakistanis. He said we have also started a service under which passport is being issued in twenty four hours.

Sheikh Rashid said that eighty eight new NADRA centers have been established across the country over the last few years. He said it is because of the launch of drone service that terrorist activities have been foiled in the federal capital this month.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday said Prime Minister Imran Khan took the Federal Cabinet members into confidence over the “threat letter”.

“The letter’s content was shared with the Federal Cabinet as it was shared by our ambassador with the government under the Official Secret Act,” he said while talking to the media.

The minister said the gist of the letter had also been shared with some anchorpersons, who hosted talk shows on the foreign affairs.

“In the next phase, we have a plan to table it [letter] in an in-camera session of the Parliament,” he added. The government had already expressed its desire to share the letter with the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

“The kind of language, plan and threats given in the letter are unacceptable for any sovereign country,” said Fawad, who believed that the prime minister would continue to fight for the country’s integrity and sovereignty, and the respect of nation.

Ruling out the possibility of the PM’s resignation, he said Imran Khan would fight till the last ball.

He also equated the current political situation with the 1992 Cricket World Cup when the Pakistan team had a poor start, but eventually won its final.

Fawad predicted a bleak political future for dissident Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI)members of National Assembly.

He said the PTI had a firm stand that the Pakistan Army was a guarantor of the national security and stability. Unlike the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz which attempted to “conquer” the institutions during its government tenures, he said, the PTI had been working with them in close coordination for the national progress and prosperity.

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