Asad Umar demands formation of a judicial commission on “foreign conspiracy”

ISLAMABAD: PTI general-secretary Asad Umar on Wednesday demanded the formation of a judicial commission on the “foreign conspiracy” allegedly carried out to topple the PTI government.

The demand comes during a press conference of the politician, flanked by senior PTI leader and former federal minister Shireen Mazari in Islamabad.

The politician said that a member of the military leadership said in an interview that facts and opinion need to be set aside.

Referring to the cable that PTI government claimed to be a “written threat” to Pakistan, the politician said that the facts written in the cable suggested an open threat was being given to Pakistan that it will be isolated if Imran Khan is not removed from power.

He claimed that whatever he is saying is written in the press releases issued after both the National Security Committee’s (NSC) meetings. He said that “foreign interference” has been clearly stated in the press releases.

“[The] DG ISPR is right in saying that some of the military leadership representatives actually said that they cannot see any evidence of a conspiracy. Most of the civilian leadership said there was a conspiracy,” Umar said.

He said that the army alone is not responsible to defend national security, but the elected government as well.

Umar said that he believes that “it would be better for the army and the country if the Inter-services Public Relations (ISPR) director-general doesn’t find it necessary to interpret political affairs again and again.”