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‘Foreign conspiracy’: SC fixes Imran’s appeal against registrar’s objection for hearing

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The Supreme Court on Saturday fixed for hearing former prime minister Imran Khan's appeal against registrar office’s objections on his petition seeking a probe into alleged ‘foreign conspiracy’ behind his government’s ouster.

According to Express News, SC judge Justice Sardar Tariq Masood will hear the PTI chief’s appeal in his chamber on January 24 (Tuesday).

In the petition, the former PM had requested the Supreme Court to set up a Memogate-style commission to probe into an alleged foreign conspiracy to topple his government.

However, the Supreme Court’s registrar office had raised several objections and returned the petition filed by the ex-PM.

Subsequently, the PTI chairman had filed an appeal in the top court’s chamber against the registrar office’s objections.

“It is the genuine aspiration/desire of the answering Respondent [Imran Khan] that this honourable court which has taken cognisance of this matter should hold inquisitorial proceedings as done in the “Memogate case,” the former PM had requested the in the appeal.

Also read: Imran Khan seeks Memogate-style probe into ‘Lettergate’

“The said commission must analyse the incriminating evidence, take notice of the blatant horse-trading conducted by these corrupt politicians, some of whose family members are absconders of law and have taken refuge in safe havens in the west,” read a statement of facts submitted by Imran through his counsels Imtiaz Rasheed Siddiqui and Chaudhry Faisal Hussain in the suo motu case regarding the ruling of the National Assembly’s deputy speaker which rejected the no-confidence motion against the prime minister.

Well-placed officials of foreign governments commonly known as the “west” expressed their displeasure with the independent approach adopted by Khan and his cabinet, reads the statement.

“This was followed by sensitive communications as well as gathered most sensitive intelligence by the security agencies of Pakistan which manifested that the movement led by the opposition was no longer indigenous or routine democratic effort, but was foreign sponsored; it was aided as well as funded by those states which had become irritated/hostile to the struggle of the federal government to maintain an independent posture within the international community of the world,” said the former prime minister.

He further stated that various facts of the collected evidence were deliberated with anxiety and anguish within the meeting of the cabinet. The same was followed by a meeting of the National Security Council held on March, 31, 2022.

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