Ousted prime minister Imran Khan claimed on Saturday that a “conspiracy” to assassinate him was being carried out in Pakistan and abroad, warning that if anything happened to him, the public would find out about the perpetrator through a video message he recorded recently and placed in a safe place.
Speaking at a large rally in Sialkot in Punjab province, Khan said he found out about the conspiracy a few days ago and had named all those involved in it in a recorded video.
“A conspiracy is going on to take my life. I got full knowledge of this conspiracy a few days ago. Conspiracies are being made here and abroad against me in closed rooms. I have recorded a video of this conspiracy, naming everyone involved in it. If something happens to me then people will find out who is behind this conspiracy, ”Khan said at a large gathering Pakistan chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf said he had put the recorded video in a safe place. Earlier, he said the names of all those involved in overthrowing his government had been written in his heart.
Khan blamed the US for deporting his government. He said he had asked military organizations to intervene and save his government but it did nothing. “We are the followers of the Prophet and we will not submit to any great power. We have never been afraid of anyone accepting God, ”said Khan.
He targeted political opponents, warning the ‘three men’-(Prime Minister) Shehbaz Sharif, Asif Ali Zardari of the PPP and Maulana Fazlur Rehman of the JUI-F-not to create any obstacles in his ‘Azadi movement’.
Khan has already announced a long march in Islamabad. He said the date of the parade would be made public after May 20.
He said more than two million people would gather in the capital to get rid of this ‘import government’. “This is going to be a revolution,” he said.
Reacting harshly to Khan’s speech, Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said that Khan had now fabricated this ‘fake story of his murder’ to gain the people’s sympathy.
“This man (Khan) did not learn anything even though he has been in power for about four years. Now Khan says maybe America and its opponents are making some kind of conspiracy against him. There is no place for this crazy person in Pakistani politics, ”Asif told a private TV channel.
The 69 -year -old cricketer who turned politician was voted out of power last month through a no -confidence motion, which he claimed was orchestrated by the U.S. with the help of local players on an independent foreign policy. His supporters used social media to target the military for doing nothing to save his government.
State institutions such as the judiciary and the military have been heavily criticized since the Imran Khan -led government was ousted from power through a no -confidence motion. Since then, Khan has held several public rallies in different cities, labeling the new government as a “traitor and a corrupt ruler” allegedly imposed on U.S. orders.
Since his overthrow, he has blamed the US for conspiring against his government – a stance that has been denied by the current government.