After
being elected as the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan following Imran Khan’s
unceremonious ouster through the no-trust motion, Shahbaz Sharif vowed that his
government will probe the letter-gate scandal and reveal the facts before the
public. 

Reacting
to the news, former information minister Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter and
rejected the newly-elected premier’s offer.

“We
reject Shahbaz Sharif’s offer to probe the letter-gate scandal as it is a
vicious attempt to give himself an NRO,” he said. “The Supreme Court
should form an independent commission to investigate the letter-gate scandal,
headed by a person with a clean record.”

During
his first speech as the premier at the National Assembly on Monday, PM Shahbaz
had vowed that his government will launch an investigation into the threat
letter controversy. 

He
added that the Opposition was discussing the no-confidence motion days before
Imran Khan’s “concocted threat letter controversy”.

“They
say that this letter came to them on March 7, but our decisions were made way
before that, so, if [what the previous government claimed] is a lie, then the
matter should be disclosed transparently before the public,” he said.

Therefore,
PM Shehbaz Sharif announced that the parliament’s security committee would be
given a briefing on the “threat letter” to the members of the
committee in presence of the armed forces personnel and bureaucrats — the
director-general Inter-Services Intelligence, foreign secretary, and the
ambassador who wrote it, who has now been transferred to Brussels.

“If
there’s an iota of evidence that we were backed by foreign conspirators […]
then with you Mr speaker and God as my witness, I will not think for another
second and resign from the office of the prime minister,” PM Shehbaz
Sharif said, vowing to hold an in-camera session of the security committee at
the earliest.

Shehbaz
secured 174 votes as opposed to PTI’s candidate Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who
received no votes after his party decided to boycott the polling process.

The
poll took place under the chairmanship of MNA Ayaz Sadiq, two days after the
lower house of Parliament voted in favour of removing Imran Khan from office,
following a nearly 14-hour standoff between the Opposition and Khan’s ruling
party that started on Saturday morning.

 


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2022-04-11

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