Calling on the people of Pakistan to protect the country’s sovereignty, Prime Minister Imran Khan asked the people to hit the streets on Sunday and peacefully protest against an “imported government”. Making sensational claims that foreign powers are trying to topple his government as they want a pliable man at the top, he also accused the opposition parties of being hand in glove with them in order to get out of corruption cases and make money.
“We got to know that US diplomats were meeting our people. Then we got to know about the entire plan,” he said, adding that he is not at the liberty to publicly release all the details owing to national security concerns.
Nowhere else in the world, not even in ‘Banana Republics’, does this happen so openly, he said about the alleged horse-trading of elected representatives.
In his late-night address to the nation ahead of the crucial no-trust vote against him tomorrow morning, he slammed the opposition for indulging in blatant horse-trading, saying politicians are being bought and sold like sheep.
He also pointed to India and said that no superpower can dictate terms to it as it’s a sovereign nation. “None of them has the guts to speak to India like that,” he said,
PM Khan said foreign powers want a pliable PM and that’s why they are trying to get him out. He has called the political situation an attack on the sovereignty of Pakistan. “We are 22 crore people. It is insulting that someone from outside is ordering this to 22 crore people,” he said.
He also slammed the country’s media, accusing it of “celebrating” the government’s fall.
The Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a move by PM Khan to block a parliamentary vote seeking to oust him. The dismissal of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan was “unconstitutional”, the Pakistan Supreme Court said.
I was saddened by the Supreme Court decision but respect it, he said.
The deputy speaker had blocked a no-confidence motion against him and the President, seen as the PM’s loyalist, dissolved the parliament and ordered fresh elections.
The court reconstituted the national assembly and ordered the Speaker to call a session. The no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan will now be held on Saturday at 10 am.