There was no plan to appoint ‘apna’ army chief: Imran

Former PM Imran Khan alleged that Nawaz Sharif tried to pick his favorite for such prestigious posts as he had to protect his wrongful earnings and looted money.—AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday claimed that he never thought of choosing the next army chief of his choice as appointments against institutions ruining merit, the country said on Wednesday. is passing through a defining moment and everyone should play their part for its ‘true freedom’.

Speaking to participants of a seminar titled ‘Regime Change Conspiracy and Pakistan’s Instability’, Mr Khan reiterated that PML-N federal minister Khurram Dastagir Khan had “confessed” that the then opposition parties had ganged up with him. Because he was planning to appoint. Lt Gen Faiz Hameed has been appointed as the new Army Chief for allegedly carrying out his agenda of ruling the country without interference for the next 15 years. However, he claimed, he had no such plans as he believed in merit.

Taking a jibe at PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif, Khan alleged that the former prime minister tried to pick his favorite for such prestigious posts as he had to protect his wrongdoings and launder money.

“I have never compelled Shaukat Khanum Hospital to appoint any person on my orders. How can I do this as a prime minister?” he questioned.

Former PM claims, America wants Islamabad to recognize Israel, does not talk about Kashmir to strengthen India against China

Khan said that he started his struggle 26 years ago against Nawaz and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari, whose sole purpose was to plunder and plunder.

Talking about his US-backed regime change conspiracy theory, he alleged that the US does not want the betterment of any country but only wants to protect its interests. He claimed that it was not in Pakistan’s interest to provide military base to America, so he refused to do so.

“I’m not anti-American, I want to have good relations with America, but I can’t let them be used as ’tissue paper’. America wants us to recognize Israel and not talk about Kashmir so that India Be strong, China’s power can be reduced.

Mr Khan said Pakistan had been exploited in the US-led war on terrorism, and questioned what Pakistan got in return for partnering with the US in its war, as Washington gave the country $20 billion. assistance was given. More than $150bn was lost in that war.

Talking about the military operations in the former tribal areas, the PTI chairman said that the government made a big mistake by sending troops to the region, causing huge losses to the region as well as the country. He lamented that anyone who opposes military operations against his own countrymen is immediately labeled a terrorist.

“Pakistan stands at a crossroads, as the people will have to choose between the difficult path of real freedom or being ruled by this clan of dacoits and dacoits,” he declared.

He further said that the Election Commission has lost its credibility and could not even conduct free, fair and peaceful elections in a constituency. [in Karachi], He said that this would hurt the democratic process the most.

Former Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry claimed that though the cipher sent by Islamabad’s ambassador to the US clearly mentioned that a no-confidence motion would be brought, a narrative is now being created that if the PTI government needs to pack up economic problems Would not have been sent for Extended. He alleged that the current rulers want to improve relations with India and Israel and an environment is being created to hand over military bases to the US.

Former human rights minister Shireen Mazari said the US used different tactics to change the regime in different regions.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday night, speaking on an ABC TV show, Mr. Khan spoke about the regime change plot, his government’s economic performance, its handling of COVID-19, allegations of corruption against the ruling coalition leadership and what it means for foreign Pakistanis. About , reiterated almost all its claims. PTI.

“Never before has expatriates in different countries turned out to protest in such large numbers as they did in support of me after the regime change. Normally, when the regime changes in Pakistan, people distribute sweets, but this is the only time when lakhs of people came out to protest within and outside the country. Overseas Pakistanis are one of our biggest assets,” he finally told the anchor.

Published in Dawn, June 23, 2022