Former senator says General Bajwa facilitated the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan
Since April 2022, Khan has been decrying his ouster through a vote of no-confidence and remarked that it was all part of a US-backed conspiracy.
A former government aide has claimed that the ex-army chief General Bajwa facilitated the no-confidence motion against former PM Imran Khan.
The former senator of the PPP coalition party, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar has accused ex-army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa of conspiring with PM Khan’s rivals to remove him from office.
Imran Khan gets removed from office
Since April 2022, Khan has been decrying his ouster through a vote of no-confidence and remarked that it was all part of a US-backed conspiracy. He further added that this was hatched in partnership with his political rivals and the backing of the country’s military elite. However, the opposition and military have both strongly denied these accusations.
Khan’s impact was so significant that his criticism of the former army chief opened an entirely new debate on the role of the military in the political system of the country. The youth of the nation came out in condemnation of what they labeled ‘entrenched corruption and the invisible hand of the army in the country’s politics.’
During his farewell speech, General Bajwa again dismissed Khan’s claims against him, and called them ‘fake,’ but he admitted that in the past, the military had ‘unconstitutional’ interference in politics that has invited heavy criticism. He further stressed that the army will no longer play any such role in politics moving forward.
Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar accuses Gen Bajwa
The matter has once again come to light after Khokhar accused General Bajwa of supporting the no-trust movement against Imran Khan.
In an interview with a local TV channel, Khokhar remarked that in light of the political events that underwent last year, a lot of evidence has come to the force that General Bajwa supported the no-confidence motion against Khan.
He also commented on General Bajwa’s extension as the army chief during the tenure of PTI, saying that the establishment had an undeniable influence on the process. Khokhar remarked that the legislation to extend his tenure was a significant one because it was passed within 12 minutes and since Bajwa wanted an extension, a law related to it was introduced.
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