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Pak Army Asks Imran Khan to Quit After OIC Summit

Source: ANI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
Last updated on: March 20, 2022 13:51 IST
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The Pakistan army's top brass, led by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, has reportedly asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign after the conference of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation scheduled in Islamabad for this month.

Pakistan media reports stated that the decision to oust Imran Khan was taken by Bajwa and three senior lieutenant generals at a meeting which took place after the army chief and Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum -- director-general, Inter Services Intelligence, the ISI -- met Imran Khan.

It was reported that all four generals had decided not to give Imran Khan any escape route.

Imran's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was hoping that former army chief General Raheel Sharif's meeting Bajwa at the prime minister's behest would save the PTI government. However, General Raheel failed in his mission, the Pakistani media claimed.

 

Amid the looming no-confidence motion against his government in the national assembly, Imran met Bajwa on Friday.

The meeting is being speculated to have revolved around the political developments in the country, with the local media reporting that the agenda could have included the coming OIC summit in Pakistan, the ongoing unrest in Balochistan and the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan government.

The meeting was seen as an attempt by Imran Khan to get back in the Pakistan army's good books to save his government.

The fissures between Imran Khan and the Pakistan army were visible when the prime minister in his profanity-laced speech on March 11 had rebuffed Bajwa's advice not to use derogatory remarks against Opposition leaders.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
 
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