Warning of a civil war, Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Imran Khan said on Thursday, that the country would “break into pieces” if the establishment didn’t announce elections soon.
In an interview to local a television channel Bol News, Khan, who was ousted through a no-confidence motion in April, said, “We will see if they allow us to go towards elections through legal and constitutional means otherwise this country will go towards [a] civil war.”
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party chief further said there was “no question” of returning to the National Assembly as that would “mean accepting the conspiracy” that had removed his government.
He claimed that Indian think tanks based in abroad are conspiring to break Balochistan province from Pakistan.
“Indian think tanks abroad are mulling to separate Balochistan, they have plans, this is why I am putting pressure,” Khan said, without mentioning who he is pressuring.
Sharply reacting to Khan’s statements, PM Shehbaz Sharif tweeted, “While I am in Turkey inking agreements, Imran Niazi is making naked threats against the country. If at all any proof was needed that Niazi is unfit for public office, his latest interview suffices. Do your politics but don’t dare to cross limits & talk about division of Pakistan.”
Ever since removed from office earlier this year, Khan had been demanding fresh elections claiming that his government was ousted because of a so-called conspiracy hatched by US.