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Wednesday Mar 30 2022
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'Plot being hatched to assassinate PM Imran Khan', claims Faisal Vawda

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Web Desk
Former federal minister Faisal Vawda (left) speaks with Prime Minister Imran Khan in this undated photo. — Twitter/@faisalvawdapti
Former federal minister Faisal Vawda (left) speaks with Prime Minister Imran Khan in this undated photo. — Twitter/@faisalvawdapti
  • PM Imran Khan's life is in danger, claims Faisal Vawda.
  • "I will die when my time comes," Vawda quotes PM as saying.
  • "There isn't just one letter, there are several letters," Vawda says.


Former federal minister Faisal Vawda said Wednesday a "plot is being hatched to assassinate Prime Minister Imran Khan "as the political tensions rise in the country.

The claim comes as the PTI's key ally in the Centre, MQM-P, decided to switch sides and become a part of the Opposition to support its no-confidence motion against the premier.

The prime minister has seemingly lost the majority of the National Assembly as several allies have left the government's camp and decided to back the Opposition — and currently, the treasury benches have 164 members, while the Opposition has 177, and they need 172 to oust the premier.

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In conversation with a private television channel, ex-senator Vawda claimed that the premier's life is in danger and a plan was being made to take his life.

"We have told him repeatedly to use a bulletproof glass while addressing rallies [...] in response, the premier had stated that when he will die when his time comes," Vawda said.

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In response to a question, the former federal minister said the plot was linked to the "secretive" memo that the government had received. "There isn't just one letter, there are several letters," he claimed.