Shrugging off the alleged confessions made via ex-principal secretary Azam Khan, PTI on Wednesday known as into query the veracity of the previous bureaucrat’s declaration, terming it a “pile of contradictions”.
The cypher saga took an sudden turn earlier in the day because the former bureaucrat “recorded” a statement, terming the US cypher a “conspiracy” utilized by the deposed most useful to “manipulate for creating a story towards status quo and opposition”.
Reacting to his statement, a PTI spokesperson pointed out that Azam Khan changed into still lacking and consequently, his declaration’s veracity become but to be ascertained.
Azam, who has been “missing” considering last month purportedly recorded the declaration before a judicial Justice of the Peace. However, his whereabouts have not been disclosed but.
The PTI chief, who become deposed as greatest in April 2022 via a parliamentary vote of no confidence, had accused Washington in March final year of orchestrating a plan to oust him. He had stated the cypher in query as proof for his claims.
Later the identical year, the PTI leader shifted the blame from the US to previous military chief General (Retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa, pronouncing he wanted to mend fences with the previous.
According to Khan’s purported confessional statement, on March eight, 2022, then foreign secretary approached him and knowledgeable him of the cypher, which turned into sent to his residence later the same night. Khan stated that the foreign secretary instructed him that then-foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had already mentioned the cypher with the PTI leader.
This turned into showed the next day whilst Khan provided the cypher to the PTI chief, in line with the alleged announcement.
The PTI chief allegedly advised Khan that the “cypher may be used to divert [the] trendy public’s interest towards foreign involvement in NCM [no confidence motion] with the aid of [the] competition”.
Khan surpassed over the cypher to the PTI chief upon the latter’s request however whilst he requested for it tomorrow – March 10, 2022 – he changed into told that it were misplaced, in line with Sanaullah.
In his confessional declaration, Khan allegedly stated that the PTI chief had informed him that the cypher could be displayed in the front of the general public and a story would be constructed implying that “a overseas conspiracy is being hatched in collusion with local partners”.
The PTI leader allegedly confided in Khan that he might play the “victim card”.