Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that there had been foreign interference in Pakistan’s internal politics, as a no-confidence motion was planned from the outside.
He told Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders after the National Assembly was dissolved that the National Security Committee, the country’s highest security body, had also noted foreign interference in the country’s internal politics through a no-confidence motion.
The minutes of a meeting between Pakistan’s ambassador in the United States and US officials were shared at the NSC meeting, he said. “The current situation is Donald Lu’s fault,” he said, referring to the US official serving as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs.
The prime minister claimed that an attempt was made from outside Pakistan to meddle in Pakistan’s internal politics, and that once the country’s highest security body confirmed it, it became irrelevant how many seats the opposition held in the legislature.
“The said country’s embassy officials were also in contact with the PTI members who had defected,” he added.
Referring to his announcement earlier in the day, the prime minister stated that the opposition was stunned and had no idea what had happened to them. “What has just happened has no meaning for the opposition.” “I’d like to congratulate you on thwarting the plot,” he said.