PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has said the â€œthreat letterâ€, termed by Prime Minister Imran Khan as evidence of â€˜foreign conspiracyâ€™ against his government, was drafted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials.
â€œLetter was drafted in Ministry of Foreign Affairsâ€¦ Pakistanâ€™s ambassador to the US was abruptly transferred to Brussels a day before he [PM Imran] showed letter to the public,â€ she said while addressing a press conference in Lahore on Tuesday.
Maryam said PM Imran used the platform of National Security Committee (NSC) for political gains and misconstrued its communiquÃ©.
â€œThere is no mention of foreign conspiracy in the NSC official statementâ€¦ Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials drafted this letter which was termed a diplomatic cable.â€
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While terming the letter â€˜fakeâ€™, Maryam asked the premier to show it to public and also submit to the apex court.
â€œThis is National Security Committee not Imran Bachao [protect] Committee,â€ she said while demanding the security agencies to clarify their position on the matter.
â€œThe main player of this â€˜letter-gateâ€™ should be brought to Supreme Court,â€ she added.
Responding to PM Imranâ€™s allegations, Maryam said opposition leadersâ€™ meetings with foreign diplomats is a routine matter and there is nothing unusual about them.
â€œWhen we meet with foreign diplomats we discuss matters of countryâ€™s interestâ€¦ did you [PM Imran] not meet foreign diplomats in the past,â€ asked the PML-N leader while showing photo of PM Imran with foreign diplomat before he came into power.
Citing the results of a recent survey, Maryam said majority believed that the real reason for the PTI governmentâ€™s ouster is inflation not any foreign conspiracy.
â€˜Farah is front person of Bani Galaâ€™
Speaking about the first ladyâ€™s close friend, Farah Khan, Maryam said she fled the country in â€œburqaâ€ with the â€œhelpâ€ of PM Imran following the dissolution of the federal cabinet.
â€œFarah is front person of Bani Gala [PM Imranâ€™s residence]â€¦ make no mistake Farah was real chief minister of Punjabâ€¦ all secrets will be unveiled before the nation soon,â€ she said accusing Farah Bibi of taking bribe for the transfers and postings of the officials in Punjab.
â€œThey [PTI govt] dissolved the National Assembly because they knew that if any opposition party came into power it will hold them accountable for mega corruption scandals,â€ Maryam said.
The PML-N leader said PM Imran and his aides committed â€˜high treasonâ€™ by dissolving the lower house of parliament.