Ahsan Iqbal: Imran faces illegal funding probe in US


PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal has claimed that interim Prime Minister Imran Khan is facing an illegal funding probe in the United States and this was the reason that he has resorted to anti-Americanism and made claims about a foreign-funded conspiracy against his government.

Speaking to reporters in Islamabad, Iqbal claimed that Imran Khan Niazi was involved in illegal activities and illegal funding in the United States and a probe was likely to be opened.

He said Imran Khan’s claim about the foreign-funded conspiracy was made in anticipation of the probe in the United State so that he could say that the American government was plotting against him and the investigation and action against him were part of the same conspiracy.

“Imran sahib, you become involved in illegal activities and receive illegal funding, but to save your skin and escape accountability, you put Pakistan’s foreign policy at stake.” Ahsan Iqbal said that Imran Khan claimed US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu issued a threat against his government in a conversation with Pakistan Ambassador to Washington Asad Majeed on March 7, but the same Donald Lu was invited to a Pakistan embassy event on March 15 as a keynote speaker.

“If Donald Lu was threatening your government and interfering in the internal affair of Pakistan on March 7, how did he become the keynote speaker at an event in the Pakistan embassy?” he asked. Iqbal said that Imran Khan did nothing between March 7 and March 27, but suddenly when his allies left him and he received the news from the United States that an investigation against him could be launched over “illegal accounts, your fund-raising, and your money laundering” he saw the foreign conspiracy theory.

The PML-N leader accused Imran Khan of destroying Pakistan’s relations with four key economic partners, China, European Union, the United States, and the Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia. Ahsan Iqbal claimed Imran Khan sold gifts received from the Gulf nations on the market.—INP


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