Former prime minister Imran Khan has come out openly bashing former army chief General (retired) Qamar Javed Bajwa, blasting him for being the architect of the so-called “NRO-II”.
Lashing out at the former army chief, the PTI reiterated that his government was toppled under a conspiracy and thieves were imposed on the country.
Khan said that Gen (retd) Bajwa committed cruelty to the country by granting NRO-II to a gang of corrupt elements.
A day earlier, the former prime minister also lamented his helplessness. He said that when he was in power, then-army chief General Bajwa asked him to focus on the economy and not accountability. “Gen (retd) Bajwa told me to grant NRO II to the then-opposition when [the government had to pass laws related to the] Financial Action Task Force. It was Gen (retd) Bajwa who gave NRO II to the then-opposition.”
The PTI chairman had earlier accused the former military chief of “betrayal”, conceding that he did not know why or how he was being lied to by his army chief. He has also admitted that giving an extension to COAS Gen (retd) Bajwa in 2019 was a “mistake”.