Washington/Islamabad, May 24 (UNI) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that “anti-Americanism” was growing in Pakistan after it became public knowledge that the US orchestrated his ouster from the country’s top post.
In an interview with CNN, Khan – removed from office in a no-confidence vote in April – has repeatedly claimed that Donald Lu, the Assistant Secretary for the US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, met with Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington and told him that Khan should be sacked by Parliament.
The cricketer-turned-politician said that Lu threatened “Pakistan will suffer consequences” unless Khan was removed from power.
Asked about evidence to back his claim, Khan said people took down notes on both sides when the US and Pakistani officials met.
He said that a cipher — an encoded diplomatic cable — outlining the details of the meeting sent from the Pakistani ambassador had been forwarded to Pakistan’s cabinet.