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Wednesday Apr 20 2022
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Web Desk

Govt ousted due to strained ties with establishment: Fawad Chaudhry

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Web Desk
Ex-minister for information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry addressing a press conference in Peshawar, on April 20, 2022. — Online
Ex-minister for information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry addressing a press conference in Peshawar, on April 20, 2022. — Online

  • Fawad Chaudhry says PTI would be in power if relationship was good.
  • He says ties started to get strained a few months back.
  • Chaudhry says he tried to mend ties, but he could not do so.


ISLAMABAD: Former information and law minister Fawad Chaudhry said Wednesday the PTI government was ousted as its ties with the establishment were "strained".

During an interview with a private TV channel, the ex-information minister and PTI leader said: "Had our [relationship] with the establishment been good, then we would have still been in the government."

The former information minister said the ties started deteriorating a few months back and despite trying to mend them, he could not do so.

Ex-prime minister Imran Khan was ousted from power on April 10 after the National Assembly voted against him on the no-confidence motion — making him the first premier to be voted out through the move.

Khan had repeatedly blamed the US for backing the no-confidence motion — that lead to his ouster early Sunday — and has refused to accept the newly elected premier, saying "there can't be any bigger insult to this country." The Joe Biden administration, however, has denied the allegations.