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Imran Khan rejected the claim of Pak Army, said- ‘Army’ had given me three options


Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday insisted that the powerful army had given him “three options”. Imran Khan denied the army’s claim by saying that it was not given any option during the recent political turmoil in the country.

Army had given three options: Imran Khan

Cricketer-turned-politician Khan, 69, made the remarks during an informal interaction with journalists in Islamabad. Responding to a question on the Army’s clarification regarding the ‘three options’ given to Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister said, “The Army had given me three options, so I agreed to the election proposal. I How could he have accepted the suggestion of resignation and no-confidence motion.”

Khan was voted out of power earlier this month after he was defeated in a vote on a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly. Imran Khan said that he will not say anything that will harm the country. He said, “I am not saying anything, because Pakistan needs a strong and united army. We are a Muslim country and a strong army is the guarantee of our security.”

Army had given orders to visit Russia

He also said that the army was aware of his visit to Russia and had called the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa before the visit. “General Bajwa said we should visit Russia,” Geo TV quoted Imran Khan as saying.

Imran Khan’s remarks came days after army spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar said that during the standoff between the opposition and the government, the Prime Minister’s Office had approached the army chief to help find a solution to the political crisis. . He had said on Thursday, “It is unfortunate that our political leadership was not ready to talk. So the Army Chief and DG ISI went to the Prime Minister’s Office and three scenarios were discussed.”

He said that one of these was that the no-confidence motion should be processed in the same way as it is. He had said that the second was that the prime minister should resign or the no-confidence motion be withdrawn and the houses be dissolved. Iftikhar rubbished rumors circulating on social media about the Pratishthan meeting with opposition parties, saying, “No option was given from the Pratishthan’s side. There is no truth in it.”

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