Shehbaz slams Imran after U-turn on alledged ‘US conspiracy’

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IK’s politics ‘based on lies’; Claims PTI chief ‘desperate’ to return to power

Reacting to his predecessor’s fresh claims on the alleged regime change conspiracy, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif slammed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan saying his “antics and somersaults” have been disappointing the nation.

“The only constant is his desperation to get back into power even if it involves plunging the country into a protracted period of instability. His politics is based on lies which are getting exposed by the day,” tweeted the premier.

When the no-confidence motion was moved against the PTI chief in April of last year, he had claimed that a US-backed regime-change operation was carried out in the country because it wanted to have military bases in Pakistan and use the country once again to meet its foreign policy objectives in the region and beyond. The former prime minister had been repeating the claim since then during political gatherings and his media talks.

But now, the PTI chief Imran Khan has changed his stance on the alleged “conspiracy”, saying that former army chief General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa conspired along with PM Shehbaz and, as a result, the “regime change took place” in the country. In an interview with the US broadcaster, Voice of America, he took one step backward, saying that the former chief of the army staff had close ties with PM Shehbaz Sharif and they “conspired”, and as a result the “regime change took place”.