Monday Apr 04, 2022
ISLAMABAD: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari Monday urged Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar to clarify the proceedings of the 37th National Security Council (NSC) meeting held last week.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Bilawal said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is using a “foreign conspiracy” to justify his “coup”.
He further wrote: “Will @OfficialDGISPR clarify did NSC meeting declare the 197 members of NA traitors and part of a foreign plot?”
The PPP chairperson further questioned whether the Foreign Office or defence ministry produced any “official correspondence between 7-27th on foreign sazish [conspiracy].”
On March 31, the 37th meeting of NSC took place at PM Office with PM Imran Khan in the chair, where National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf briefed the committee on the formal communication of a senior official of a foreign country to Pakistan’s ambassador in the said country in a formal meeting.
The Pakistani ambassador "duly conveyed" the message of the foreign official to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the statement had reported.
Former federal ministers of defence, energy, information and broadcasting, interior, finance, human rights, planning, development and special initiatives, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs, NSA, and senior officers attended the meeting.
Bilawal further wrote: “Surly a plot of this scale would have been uncovered by our own intelligence agencies and other institutions not just an ambassador’s cable?”
Maintaining his stance on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s “extra-constitutional” actions, the PPP chairperson said: “Imran’s ego is not more important than Pakistan.”
Commenting on Bilawal’s tweet, former information minister Fawad Chaudhry advised the PPP chairperson to consult “a wise person” before raising issues related to NSC.
“If an investigation is done, you will have to bear the consequences,” Fawad warned, saying that the PTI members are silent right now, “consider this as a blessing.”