Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is ready to share the “threat letter” with Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial. PM Khan claimed during Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) March 27 rally that he had evidence of a “foreign-funded conspiracy” to topple his government and showed a letter to the audience.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad alongside Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Planning and Development Umar said he has seen the letter himself, adding that if someone had doubts, the “prime minister is ready … he thought we can share with the chief justice of the Supreme Court”.

Chief justice has a very good reputation

Asad Umar said that after the masses questioned the credibility of the letter, the prime minister deliberated over sharing the letter with someone, and he thought that it would be right to share it with the CJP — as he is a credible person.

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“He holds a high office […] and the chief justice himself is a well-respected man,” the federal minister said, noting that it would be shared with the CJP when the need might arise.

“Obviously, it is the highest office of justice in Pakistan, it is a huge position that has respect in this country. Personally too, the chief justice has a very good reputation. The prime minister said that on the nation’s behalf, if necessary, and for the people’s satisfaction, he is ready to present the letter to the chief justice of the Supreme Court.”

Letter stated that if Imran Khan remained the prime minister, it would lead to “horrific consequences”

“This is a very concerning thing and it is important because this letter clearly mentions the no-confidence resolution. There is no ambiguity that the no-confidence motion is being talked about.”

Umar further said the letter stated that if Imran Khan remained the prime minister, it would lead to “horrific consequences”.

‘Letter shared with top civil, military leadership’

Without naming anyone and in an apparent reference to opposition leaders, Umar referred to demands sharing contents of the letter.

“They are asking why can we share the letter with them,” he said, adding that “national secrets are very sensitive in nature and there are clear laws on with whom these could be shared”.

Umar then insisted that the letter was a “reality” and revealed that he had seen it.

“I bear witness to it,” he said.

Umar further said the letter had only been shared with the top civil and military leadership and a few members of the federal cabinet.

Nawaz Sharif is involved in the “conspiracy” against PM Imran Khan

Without naming anyone and in an apparent reference to Opposition leaders, Umar referred to demands sharing contents of the letter.

“They are asking why can we not share the letter with them,” he said, adding that “national secrets are very sensitive in nature and there are clear laws on with whom these could be shared”.

Umar then insisted that the letter was a “reality” and revealed that he had seen it.

“I bear witness to it,” he said.

Umar further said the letter had only been shared with the top civil and military leadership and a few members of the federal cabinet.

Pakistan has a leader who is not attending foreign phone calls and is connected with the people

“Until now, they were unaware, but now, they have been informed about the letter. So, it is up to them to decide whether they will side with forces working against Pakistan or not,” added Chaudhry.

Chaudhry said this is “not a new thing” as earlier ex-prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated, former premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was prosecuted, and former military ruler Gen Zia-ul-Haq lost his life in a plane crash.

The information minister said that the decisions taken in the past were part of Pakistan’s history. “But now, Pakistan has a leader who is not attending foreign phone calls and is connected with the people.”