- Imran Khan has claimed that the Opposition’s no-trust move was part of an alleged “foreign-funded conspiracy” hatched against his government.
- US State Department official made some threatening remarks in a meeting with the Pakistani diplomat; the threat was to the state and state institutions instead of the government of Pakistan or the Prime Minister.
- If the United States is such a global power, why would it want to get rid of a civilian Prime Minister like Imran Khan or any other Prime Minister?
- Pakistani opposition leaders laid the foundation of significant projects in the country, from motorways to various projects; they planned CPEC started this game-changer project, pushed it forward, and encouraged the Chinese. Simultaneously maintain relations with Russia, China, USA, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran etc.
“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”― Mark Twain
The recent no-trust motion by the Opposition has been interpreted by Imran Khan as part of a “foreign-funded conspiracy” to bring down his government. He said these things on March 27, at his party’s power show in Islamabad called Amr Bil Maroof (join the good). At the time, however, he was unwilling to elaborate.
In the present day, we have a wealth of information. We all know that the letter was sent by the Pakistani ambassador to the US at the time, and that an American diplomat, whose name has also been made public, told him about the threat during a meeting.
Mr. Khan’s Stance
Imran Khan’s statement has two parts. First, there is a plot against his government from outside of his country, and the US is trying to get rid of his government. The second part of what he said was about the other side. The second point he makes is that US diplomats have recently met with opposition leaders and dissident members of parliament.
The Opposition, according to Imran Khan, is complicit in the plot to topple the government and is being used as a pawn by foreign powers. He also said that the motion of no confidence was paid for by money from outside the country. The political opponents of Imran Khan and his allies are now being labelled as enemies and traitors by the group.
How Accurate is this Assertion?
First of all, it’s a fact of history that the United States has changed the governments of many countries and is basically an irresponsible superpower that is used to messing with other countries. So we have reason to doubt the US. It’s unclear, however, if they have any bearing on the current crisis.
It has since come to light that a US State Department official made these ominous comments to the Pakistani diplomat during their meeting. One could argue, though, that it was a threat from the government or something the diplomat said. In one of their statements, the U.S. said that the accusations were not true. Given that their diplomat has made such a grave threat without authority, the United States must act against him.
The U.S. believes Pakistan should side with the West over Ukraine. That’s not what Pakistan did. When the Americans got mad, they started making threats. It makes sense. The question is, though, why Imran Khan? Everyone is aware of the level of authority that the Prime Minister of Pakistan possesses in matters pertaining to both the nation’s security and international relations.
Nawaz Sharif, Yousuf Raza Gilani, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and Imran Khan all have ownership of these policies, but none of them have the authority to impose them on the rest of the country. The authority of the Establishment of National Security Policies could not be changed.
The question here is why Imran Khan was the target of a threat in the first place. He didn’t decide to go to Russia on his own; the Establishment gave him advice. This visit also had to do with working with China. After talking about it, everyone agreed, and Prime Minister Imran Khan went to Russia. It’s not like Americans don’t know about any of this. They know a lot about the power centres in Pakistan. They have worked with Islamabad and Pindi for a long time. Consequently, I am curious as to why Imran is being singled out.
Who was the Target of the Threat?
The threat was against the state and state institutions, not the government of Pakistan or the Prime Minister. They have a big impact on national security because they make the rules for it. The Pakistani government has been warned that what they have done is unacceptable in a “threatening letter” (since we have not read the post, there is no definitive assessment of its essence or intensity).
This, of course, encompasses a concession of some sort, which, as we are aware, is a motion of no confidence in Pakistan. All of this will be forgotten if the government changes. In other words, it was made clear that if we knew the truth, we would blame the Prime Minister for everything and not care about the problem. Be cautious going forward and make the necessary policy adjustments, i.e., align with the West, if you do not wish to experience economic hardships and the like.
Is America really behind the Conspiracy?
This is the most important thing to ask. Imran Khan has said that the U.S. is trying to overthrow his government, and that they have used Opposition to do this. If the United States is such a global power, why would it want to get rid of a civilian Prime Minister like Imran Khan or any other Prime Minister?
The second mystery is why the Americans wouldn’t just talk to the Establishment and put pressure on them to overthrow the regime if they wanted to see a change in government in Pakistan. Even more so now, when Imran Khan was Prime Minister with only a small majority of eight to ten votes. His government limped along on the support of three allies dominated by the Establishment.
Does the Opposition have any Role in the Matter?
Does the Opposition have anything to do with the plot? This is very important. I think the answer is no, because for such a big claim, I would want to see strong evidence. So, I don’t think it’s possible that the country’s opposition parties are enemies of the country and tools of a foreign power.
These leaders of the opposition set up important projects in the country, like highways and other projects. The people who thought up CPEC started this project that could change everything, pushed it forward, and gave the Chinese hope. Maintain relationships with Russia, China, the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, etc., all at the same time.
Suffice to say, Imran Khan said the Opposition’s no-confidence vote was part of a “foreign-funded conspiracy”. US State Department officials made threatening remarks to the state and state institutions, not the Pakistani government or Prime Minister. Furthermore, as Pakistani opposition leaders planned motorways and other major projects, they are unlikely to be a part of any conspiracy.
― Malcolm X
“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”