The PML-N-led coalition government has decided to form an inquiry commission to probe the “foreign conspiracy” claim of ousted prime minister Imran Khan, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday, she said the government will constitute an impartial and independent commission and its findings will be put before the masses so that they could see for themselves as to who hurt the country’s interests.
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The development comes days after former PM Imran drafted letters to President Dr Arif Alvi and Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial, urging them to investigate the summary of an official meeting held at the Pakistan Embassy with Donald Lu, United States assistant secretary of state for South Asia and another US official.
In the letters, Imran declared that the summary contained proof that the vote of no-confidence (VNC) – which saw him ousted on April 9 – was part of a “foreign-funded conspiracy”.
The information added that the terms of references (ToRs) of the probe committee will be finalised in the next cabinet meeting. The head of the commission would be a person whose credibility could not be challenged by anyone, she added.
“This drama of allegations should come to an end. Those who are hurling allegations of foreign conspiracy will have to face the law after the findings of the inquiry commission,” the minister remarked.
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Marriyum said that PTI Chairman Imran is holding public rallies to protect the corruption of his front person Farah Gogi.
The information minister also said that the people are bearing the brunt of the “incompetence and loot” of the last government. She said the PTI-led government destroyed the economy and left behind the "landmines".
She said that the present government under Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is striving hard to provide relief to the people. "Inflation will be decreased and prices of essential items be brought down."
The government, Marriyum said, is also determined to protect freedom of expression, which had become obscure in the last government.
(With additional input from Radio Pakistan)