The remarks by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz vice-president Maryam came after Khan on Saturday claimed that a “conspiracy” to assassinate him was being hatched in Pakistan and abroad, warning that if anything happened to him, the public would know about the perpetrators. A video message he recently recorded and kept in a safe place.
“There is a conspiracy going on to take my life. I got full knowledge of this conspiracy a few days ago. A conspiracy is being hatched against me in a closed room. I have recorded a video mentioning the names of those involved in this conspiracy. Khan was speaking at a rally in Sialkot in Punjab province.
Prime Minister Shehbaz’s niece Maryam has expressed confusion over Khan’s shocking claim and asked him to release the video immediately so that appropriate action can be taken.
“We will ensure Imran has more security than Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif if he (Imran) makes a video in which he records the names of the people who planned to assassinate him,” Maryam told a rally. Kotla in Gujarat district of Pakistan on Sunday.
The veteran PML-N leader has accused the former
To take refuge in lies to stay relevant, and added that he would pray for Khan’s life so that he could see the progress of Pakistan under the present system.
“I am sure that the wording of the video is another lie, and I guarantee Imran that my father Nawaz Sharif has a big heart and he will ensure more security for you (Imran) than what is being given to our Prime Minister,” he claimed.
Separately, Imran Khan said that in the history of Pakistan, no ‘powerful killer’ has ever been held accountable.
“No one has been arrested or held accountable for the assassination of Pakistan’s first prime minister, Liaquat Ali Khan, the assassination of another prime minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and the assassination of General Ziaul Haq,” Khan said. If anything happens to her after the release of the recorded video, ensure justice for her and the country.
The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has once again praised India for pursuing an “independent” foreign policy.
“India is buying oil and weapons from Russia but the US is not saying that because it (India) is an independent country. India is also trading with Iran but the US does not object,” he said.
The 69-year-old cricketer-politician was ousted from power in a no-confidence motion last month, alleging that he was masterminded by the United States to help local players pursue an independent foreign policy.
His supporters used social media to target the military for doing nothing to save his government.
Khan has already announced a long march in Islamabad.
He said the March date would be released after May 20.
State institutions, such as the judiciary and the military, have been sharply criticized since the Imran Khan-led government was ousted through a no-confidence motion.
Since then, Khan has held several public rallies in various cities, labeling the new government as a “traitorous and corrupt ruler” who was forced to resign at the behest of the United States.
Since his ouster, he has blamed the United States for conspiring against his government – a position the current government denies.