My life is in danger, says Pak PM Imran Khan ahead of no-confidence motion

World Saturday 02/April/2022 08:15 AM
My life is in danger, says Pak PM Imran Khan ahead of no-confidence motion
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, ahead of a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly, said he has credible information that his "life is in danger", local media reported.

He said not only his life was in danger but the Opposition, which is playing in foreign hands, will also resort to his character assassination, Khan said in an interview with ARY News. "Let me inform my nation that my life is at risk too, they have also planned for my character assassination. Not only myself but my wife too," Khan said.

As Khan battles to save his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, he said that the "establishment" gave him three options, including the no-confidence motion, resignation from his post, or fresh elections, ARY News reported.

Answering a question about what options the Opposition gave him, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that he does not think he should talk to people like Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif.

"If we survive (the no-confidence vote), we cannot of course work with these turncoats (who left PTI to join opposition), early elections are the best option, I will urge my nation to give me simple majority so that I won't have to do compromises," he said.

Terming the Opposition's no-confidence motion a conspiracy, Khan said he knew about it since August last year and he had reports that some Opposition leaders were visiting embassies, ARY News reported.

"People like Husain Haqqani were meeting Nawaz Sharif in London," he said.

Khan reiterated what he said in a televised address to the nation on March 31 that a foreign country not only expressed disapproval over his premiership and demanded that he be ousted through no-confidence vote so that Pakistan be "forgiven".

He stated that the foreign country objected upon his independent foreign policy.

Khan further said the "threat memo" did not only demand a regime change but clearly mentioned that he should be removed as the prime minister.