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PPP announce plans to sue Imran over Zardari assassination plot claims

PPP announce plans to sue Imran over Zardari assassination plot claims

PPP leaders on Saturday announced plans to send a legal notice to PTI chairman Imran Khan, a day after he claimed PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari was behind a new plot to assassinate him for which the former president had “given money to a terrorist outfit.

In a joint news conference, PPP senior leaders Nayyar Bukhari, Farhatullah Babar and Qamar Zaman Kaira criticised Imran over his allegations, said he had “lost his mind” and said they would issue a legal notice demanding him to retract his accusations.

In a televised address yesterday, the ex-premier said that plans had been hatched to assassinate him as soon as he was ousted.

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“Now they have made a plan C and Zardari is behind it. He has unlimited corrupt money […] the money he loots from the Sindh government is used in elections, to buy MPAs […] whether it is the elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or Gilgit-Baltistan, he recklessly throws money around,” Imran said yesterday.

“He has given this money to a terror outfit. His facilitators are powerful people in the agencies. The decision has been taken from three sides and they have planned to execute the next crime,” Imran claimed.

“But if something happens to me, my nation should know who was behind it […] so that my nation never forgives them.”

In the media talk today, Bukhari said the PPP’s stance is that Imran’s claims are “baseless and a lie”. “He is depressed and panicked and he keeps blaming institutions, the army, ECP.

“His allegations are never based on reality. If they were, he would’ve taken a legal route,” he added. “PPP is [ideologically] opposed to physical elimination as it itself has been its target.

“We will be issuing Imran Khan a legal notice and demand him to withdraw his statement. If he doesn’t, the PPP has the right to approach the forums for civil and criminal proceedings.”

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