‘Foreign conspiracy’: Pakistan to form inquiry commission
Pakistan's Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb announced yesterday that the government had decided to form an "independent" inquiry commission to probe the alleged "foreign conspiracy" that former prime minister Imran Khan has been claiming was behind the ouster of his government.
The minister told a press conference in Islamabad that the commission will "fairly decide that the narrative of foreign conspiracy was all drama and the real character behind it was Imran Khan".
"These allegations are an attempt to cause irreparable damage to the country," the information minister said.
Predicting the post-inquiry scenario, Aurangzeb said anyone who levelled such allegations "will be dealt as per the law" in light of the decision made by the inquiry commission.
She reiterated that the commission would be independent and its probe report would be brought before the public. "This drama should now end."
The minister said the terms of reference of the inquiry commission would be placed before the cabinet for approval in its next meeting.
No one including Imran Khan would be able to raise an objection to the name of the commission's head, Aurangzeb added.