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SC has received ‘sealed confidential letter’: Suri



ISLAMABAD:

The Supreme Court has received a copy of the contentious “sealed confidential letter” purportedly containing the evidence of a “conspiracy” orchestrated by the United States to topple former premier Imran Khan, said Deputy NA Speaker Suri on Tuesday.

In a tweet, the deputy speaker said that the National Assembly Secretariat had sent the “threatening letter” on his directions and has been “received” by the office of Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial.

“The honourable court is expected to form a commission similar to the one formed in the memogate scandal and hold an inquiry,” tweeted Suri.

Suri shared that in the letter it’s “clearly written” that Pakistan would face strict actions if the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan had failed.

“As directed by the Acting Speaker, National Assembly of Pakistan, a confidential letter (in original) received from the Cabinet Secretary which was submitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan (Cypher Bureau) to the Honourable Speaker, is onward submitted for kind perusal of the Honourable, Chief Justice of Pakistan,” says the letter which was received by the Supreme Court.

The deputy speaker had earlier announced to send a ‘threatening letter’ to the top judge of the country.

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PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry also tweeted that the “original letter” has been sent to the chief justice, adding it was now incumbent upon the apex court to initiate an inquiry and summon the concerned people, including the ambassador, to record their statement.

It is pertinent to mention that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had on Monday announced that he would be soon arranging an in-camera session of the parliamentary security committee to ascertain the facts involved in the purported foreign letter regarding alleged foreign interference into the country’s internal affairs.

During his maiden speech in the National Assembly after his election to the office of the prime minister, Shehbaz said that besides others, top military and intelligence brass and Pakistan’s ambassador would attend the meeting.

“On behalf of this House, I assure the nation that if any involvement is proved, I will not stay as prime minister for even a second and go home after tendering resignation,” he declared.

PM Shehbaz in his speech accused the former ruling party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, of staging a drama in the country and churning lies over a purported foreign letter.



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