‘Concocted idea’: Former Trump administration official dismisses Imran Khan’s ‘foreign conspiracy’ claim | world news

Embattled Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s claims that the US tried to overthrow his government are ‘concocted’, said Lisa Curtis, who was a senior official in the administration of US President Joe Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump.

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“In my view, Imran Khan has concocted this idea that the United States is somehow seeking to overthrow his government. He just concocted this story to try to shore up his own base and gain support for his position,” said Curtis, who served as Trump’s deputy aide, as well as India point person, during his four years in power.

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She further remarked that the former cricketer-turned-politician had brought in the United States to retain his support base and piss them off, adding that the military rulers of the nuclear-armed country had grown ‘disillusioned’ by him.

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“I think we are witnessing a period of political uncertainty in Pakistan. However, as we have seen before, no government in Pakistan has completed its term. So, we have seen that before. And, therefore, people don’t need to panic, but neither should we take things for granted,” said Curtis, now a senior fellow and director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security think tank. .

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In recent days, Khan, who on April 3 survived the opposition’s no-confidence motion against him in the National Assembly because it was rejected by the vice-president from the ruling PTI, spoke to several occasions of an “international plot” hatched by the United States, involving Pakistani opposition parties, to remove him from power.

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He accused Donald Lu, Washington’s deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, of threatening then-Pakistan envoy Asad Majeed with ‘implications’ if Khan survived. to the vote of non-confidence.

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The United States already has fired Imran Khan’s allegations, which he says are devoid of truth.

(With PTI inputs)

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