According to media reports, during his three-and-a-half years in power, Imran Khan received 56 gifts worth Rs 14 crore from various heads of state and government. He took these gifts with nominal money or without any money.
However, Imran Khan said, “I have submitted a gift sent by a president to my residence. Everything I took from the closet is recorded. I bought these gifts for half the price. ‘ He said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had changed the rules for accepting gifts from the treasury. The former prime minister added: “If I wanted to make money, I could declare my house a temporary office. But I did not do that. ‘
At the time, the former prime minister insisted that the Establishment and the military had given him three proposals. His claim contradicts the statement of the military. They claim that they did not make these proposals.
At a press conference on Thursday, Maj. Gen. Babar Iftikhar, director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said the prime minister’s office had approached the military leadership seeking help in resolving the political crisis during the stalemate between the opposition and the government. He said the army chief and the director general of the military intelligence agency ISI went to the prime minister’s office after receiving a request to act as a mediator.
Iftikhar further said that there was talk of dissolving the National Assembly after facing a no-confidence vote, resignation of the Prime Minister and withdrawal of the no-confidence motion. The former prime minister called the third proposal “acceptable.”
In response to a question about the military, Imran Khan said that he would not say anything that would harm the country. He said, ‘I will not say anything. Because Pakistan needs a strong and united army. We are a Muslim country. A strong army is the guarantor of our security. “
The former prime minister also said that the military was aware of his visit to Russia. He telephoned Army Chief General Kamar Javed Bajwa before the visit. “Of course we will visit Russia,” Bajwa said.
Commenting on the ISPR director general’s statement on the three proposals, Imran Khan said, “The military gave me three proposals. I agree with the election proposal. How can I accept the advice of resignation and no-confidence? ‘
Though Imran Khan dissolved the National Assembly to avoid the no-confidence vote brought by the opposition alliance, the court rejected it. In the end, he lost the no-confidence vote and lost power on April 9. Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif was elected the country’s new prime minister on April 11.