Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan has said that he was tight-lipped over the “regime change conspiracy” and all those elements involved in it, maintaining that his revelations could harm the national interests.
“I don’t want my country to suffer any damage that’s why I am silent about this [conspiracy] and all those elements involved in it,” he said while addressing the media in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Imran, who was ousted from power in April through opposition’s vote of no-confidence in parliament, has accused the US of hatching a conspiracy by colluding with local abettors to topple his government.
In today’s address, the PTI chairman reiterated that he has recorded a video and kept it in a secured place, which would be released if anything happened to him "to expose all those who had committed treason against the country".
While referring to registration of cases against PTI leaders and journalists, Imran said if his party continued to be pushed against the wall through intimidation and harassment then he will be compelled to expose all “conspirators” involved in toppling his government.
“I am respectfully asking my judiciary that our fundamental rights have been suspended in this country.. journalists are being threatened and FIRs have been registered against our senior leaders to silence them,” he remarked.
Imran said the “fascists tactics” were being used to impose thieves on the country and all state institutions had been “destroyed” as well to support the incumbent rulers.
“This is not a democracy as we are moving towards fascim... first you hatched a conspiracy and then you imposed thieves on the country and now destroying all institutions,” he remarked.
Imran also alleged that the entire administration along with Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was plotting to manipulate the upcoming Punjab by-elections in favour of PML-N
“This is a decisive moment... if you surrender before the idol of fear then they [coaltition government] will cause further destruction in the country,” he said while urging people to vote for PTI candidates in the by-elections as the fate of CM Hamza-led Punjab government hinges on it.
“Despite their rigging attempts we have to defat them and win this elections.”
Separately, the PTI chairman in a tweet said the nation continued to suffer crushing economic at the cost of “imported government brought in through US regime change conspiracy” at a time when his government had stabilised the economy.
“Exports, which stagnated in previous PMLN Govt at $25 bn, crossed $30 bn for the first time this year to $31.76 bn,” he added.