Wednesday Apr 20, 2022
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Wednesday took a swipe at the former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan and questioned his meeting with US Congresswoman Ilhan Abdullah Omar.
The Congresswoman, who is on a four-day visit to Pakistan — April 20-24 — had meetings with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, President Arif Alvi, as well as Imran Khan.
"Was the meeting with the American Congresswoman part of a conspiracy or was it interference?" the minister asked Imran Khan in a statement. "Which US conspiracy did you discuss with Ilhan Omar"?
He went on to say why Imran Khan, who was accusing the former Opposition of hatching a conspiracy along with the United Stated against his government, was meeting Americans.
"Which conspiracy are you brewing now?"
The interior minister said that if Imran Khan does not come clean before the nation regarding his meeting with the Congresswoman, the government will initiate a probe into it.
"The nation deserves to know the truth. Otherwise, Imran Niazi, following his tradition, might bring forth another letter in a few days."
Further criticising the former prime minister, Sanaullah said that the man who used to incite the nation against the United States was now "laughing and talking to the Americans".
Why did the person who provoked the nation with the slogans of "absolutely not" say "absolutely yes" to the meeting with the Congresswoman, Sanaullah questioned.
Earlier today, the Muslim US congresswoman met Imran Khan at his residence in Bani Gala, Islamabad.
Sharing a photo of PTI chairman Imran Khan and Omar on her Twitter handle, former minister for human rights Shireen Mazari said that matters of mutual interest, Islamophobia, and other issues were discussed in the meeting.
Ahead of the no-confidence motion tabled by the then Opposition to oust him from office, on March 27 in a public rally, the then prime minister Imran Khan had revealed that "foreign elements" were involved in the attempts to topple his government and had said, "some of our own people" were being used in this regard.
The premier, while flashing a letter before the public, had said that he has "written evidence" that "money has been pouring in from abroad," while "some of our people are being used to topple the government."
He had maintained that for months, "plotting and planning was being carried out to influence the foreign policy of Pakistan from outside".