Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has hinted that he may not accept the results of a no-confidence vote brought by the opposition to oust him. At the same time, the Pakistani Prime Minister has alleged that a no-confidence vote was planned in a US conspiracy to oust him.
Imran Khan said this while talking to a group of foreign journalists at his office on Saturday. Opposition groups say Imran Khan has failed to deliver on his promises to revive the economy damaged by the coronavirus epidemic or to make the government more transparent and accountable.
Calling the no-confidence vote a US attempt to change the regime in Pakistan, Imran Khan said, “The move to oust me is a clear US intervention in domestic politics.”
Hours before Imran Khan spoke to reporters, Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan wanted to further strengthen ties with Washington.
US President Joe Biden has not telephoned the Pakistani prime minister since taking office. However, the White House has denied allegations by Imran Khan that the United States is trying to oust him.
“We have a long history of excellent and strategic relations with the United States,” Bajwa told a security conference in Islamabad. The United States is still our largest export market.
However, the US embassy in Islamabad declined to comment immediately.