International news agency Reuters has claimed in its reporting on the ongoing political crisis in Pakistan that security officials of the country have “not found credible evidence” that can corroborate PM Imran Khan’s claim that a foreign conspiracy was behind the opposition’s no-confidence motion against him in the National Assembly. The news agency has cited “an official with knowledge of the matter” but has not named them.
The Prime Minister and figures associated with his administration have defended the Deputy Speaker’s actions to stifle the vote of no confidence and the President’s dissolution of the National Assembly, on grounds of a US-backed regime change conspiracy. Figures from PM Khan’s erstwhile administration have claimed that their position on a foreign conspiracy was supported by the proceedings of the National Security Council.
For its part, the Reuters report says that the official stated that “the security agencies had not come to the same conclusion as Khan and had communicated their view to him.”
Meanwhile, calls for the country’s security establishment to directly set the record straight on the issue of the alleged foreign conspiracy have been growing, especially from opposition leaders.