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Imran Khan Fights On, Threat Letter Reaches Pak Supreme Court | Exclusive Details from Note

Continuing together with his ways regardless of his ouster, Imran Khan and his occasion, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), have reached the Supreme Court with the “lettergate controversy”, at the same time as new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif began his first day in workplace.

The confidential inside notice accessed by CNN-News18 confirmed that the alleged “threat letter” has been despatched to Supreme Court.

Khan has repeatedly alleged a “foreign conspiracy” and a “threat letter” behind the no-trust vote in opposition to him. The United States has rubbished all claims.

The notice despatched to the Chief Justice of Pakistan states: “As directed by the Acting Speaker, National Assembly of Pakistan, a confidential letter (in unique) acquired from the Cabinet Secretary which was submitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Govt of Pakistan (Cypher Bureau) to the Hon. Speaker is onward submitted for type perusal of the Hon. Chief Justice of Pakistan.”

Meanwhile, Qasim Suri, former deputy speaker of National Assembly who rubbished the no-trust movement earlier on Khan’s advice, has demanded a fee like Memo-gate, stated sources.

The notice solely accessed by CNN-News18.

He has used his constitutional profit to maneuver the letter, as he’s the performing speaker until the election of a brand new Speaker and Deputy Speaker on April 16, stated sources.

CNN-News18 had earlier reported that Khan wished a Judicial Commission to be fashioned for the probe into the “threat letter”.


Khan, in his handle to Pakistanis on March 31, whereas making a considerably deliberate try at faking a slip of tongue, stated: “On March eight or earlier than that on March 7, the US despatched us a – not the US however a international nation despatched us a message. The cause why I’m speaking about this, for an impartial nation to obtain such a message, is in opposition to me and the nation…It said that if the no-confidence movement is handed, Pakistan will likely be forgiven, if not, there will likely be penalties.” He stated that the letter was despatched to the Pakistan ministry of exterior affairs.

The White House director of communications Kate Bedingeld had then stated there was no fact to the allegation.

Khan had additionally named US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu as the one that has allegedly “warned” a Pakistan envoy to the US, as they’d points together with his international coverage, particularly his go to to Russia and the stance on the continued battle in Ukraine.

The cable was reportedly despatched on March 7, a day earlier than the Opposition submitted the no-confidence movement and requisitioned a National Assembly session for voting on it. Meanwhile, Dawn newspaper had reported that the cable was despatched by Pakistan’s then ambassador to United States Asad Majeed primarily based on his assembly with Lu.

A US State Department spokesperson had stated: “There is no truth to these allegations.”

​According to some diplomatic sources in Washington, the letter could possibly be a diplomatic cable from Washington, drafted by a senior Pakistani diplomat.

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