Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Threatening call received before letter: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Foreign┬áMinister Shah Mahmood Qureshi claimed that they had received a phone call prior to receiving the letter threatening to topple the PTI-led federal government, in which they were asked to cancel then-Prime Minister Imran Khan’s planned visit to Russia.

According to the former foreign minister, the National Security Advisor of the United States (US) telephoned his Pakistani counterpart after the latter indicated that the visit had nothing to do with the developments in Ukraine, according to the former foreign minister.

It was organized following consultation with and approval from the military establishment, he said. “Imran Khan’s visit to Russia was approved by the military establishment.”

A foreign government had attempted to intervene in Pakistan’s internal affairs, and he was aware of an attempt to table a no-trust motion in the National Assembly long before the motion was actually presented, he expressed regret. “How did they find out?” he inquired.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Shah Mahmood Qureshi categorically denied the claims leveled by PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz regarding a threatening letter from an “international conspiracy.”

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Following Maryam Nawaz’s charges, Shah Mahmood Qureshi called her claims “irresponsible” and demanded that she show evidence to support her claims.

 Qureshi stated, “I categorically deny Maryam Nawaz’s charges.” The former foreign minister stated that he has complete faith in the professional capabilities of the foreign office and that the allegation made by Maryam Nawaz that the letter from the foreign office was a plan was unfounded.

Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Asad Majeed, was sent to Brussels when his term in the United States expired, according to Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who described it as a regular appointment.

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