“Won’t take action against Gen (retd) Bajwa after coming to power,” says Imran Khan
Former prime minister and PTI chairman Imran Khan said that he has a ‘personal dispute’ with former army chief General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa but he will not take any action against him if he attains power again.
The development came during a meeting with a delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) at Imran Khan’s Zaman park residence.
The former prime minister said that he certain about the plan hatched to topple his government when Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed was removed as DG Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Imran Khan furthered that he informed former army chief that if the plan to topple the government succeeds, no one will be able to manage the country’s economy.
Imran Khan said that he inquired the former army chief how could Shehbaz, who is named in Rs16 billion worth of corruption cases, be considered for the prime minister’s post.
“But I later came to know that corruption was not an issue for General Bajwa,” he added.
The PTI chief reiterated that the former COAS wanted Aleem Khan to be the chief minister of Punjab. However, he found out about Aleem Khan’s involvement in corruption and denied his request, he added.
Referring to the new chief of the army staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir, Khan said that he has decided to remain apolitical. He stressed that coming elections of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assemblies would be the biggest test of army’s “neutrality”.