LAHORE: Imran Khan asserted on Saturday that a “plot” to kill him was being hatched in Pakistan and overseas, and he warned that if anything were to happen to him, the culprits would be revealed in a video message he had just made and hidden away.
Khan stated during a large crowd in Sialkot, Punjab, that he learned of the plan a few days ago and has identified all individuals involved on a recorded video.
“There is a plot afoot to take my life. Until a few days ago, I was unaware of this plot in its entirety. The plot against me is being plotted in private rooms both domestically and internationally. I have created a film in which I identify all people participating in this plot. Khan declared at a large crowd, “If anything happens to me, then the people will learn who was behind this plot.” The head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf stated that he had secured the recorded footage. Previously, he had stated that the names of everyone participating in the overthrow of his administration were written on his heart.
Khan blames the United States for the return of his administration. He stated that he had urged the military to intervene and preserve his government, but the military did nothing. “We are Prophet’s disciples, and we will never submit to a superpower. We fear no one other than Allah,” Khan stated.
He warned the “three stooges” – (Prime Minister) Shehbaz Sharif, the PPP’s Asif Ali Zardari, and the JUI-Maulana F’s Fazlur Rehman – not to obstruct his “Azadi campaign.”
Khan has already declared a massive march in Islamabad. The date of the march will be made public after May 20th, according to him.
He stated that over two million individuals will assemble in the capital to remove this “imported government.” He stated, “This will be a revolution.”
Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Asif reacted angrily to Khan’s speech by stating that Khan is using this “false narrative of his assassination” to get public sympathy.
“Although he has been in charge for about four years, he has learnt nothing. Khan now suggests that the United States and his opponents may be plotting against him. This deranged individual has no place in Pakistani politics, Asif told a private television station.
The 69-year-old former cricketer-turned-politician was booted out of office last month via a vote of no confidence, which he claims was orchestrated by the United States with the assistance of local players in response to his pursuit of an independent foreign policy. His followers attacked the army on social media for failing to defend his government.
Since the Imran Khan-led administration was removed from office by a vote of no confidence, state institutions such as the judiciary and the military have been severely criticized. Since then, Khan has conducted several public protests in various locations, labelling the new administration “traitors and corrupt dictators” supposedly installed by the United States.
Since his removal, he has accused the United States of plotting against his country, a claim that the current administration has disputed.