PTI rejects PM Shehbaz’s offer to probe US envoy’s letter


PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry on Monday rejected newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s call to investigate the contents of a cable that allegedly contains details of a threat made by the United States against former premier Imran Khan’s government.

According to former pm, the cable, which he first spoke of and brandished at a public rally on March 27, carried details of the ambassador’s meeting with Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Affairs Donald Lu in which the latter allegedly threatened Pakistan. Khan and his party linked the purported threat with the no-trust move against him in the National Assembly that led to his ouster from the top office.

Majeed, in the cable, reportedly said Lu warned that Khan’s continuation as the prime minister would have repercussions for bilateral relations. The US, Khan claims, was annoyed with his “independent foreign policy” and visit to Moscow.


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