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Imran Khan denies being in contact with establishment

Imran Khan said establishment was a reality adding only the man sitting on top called the shots.

PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has clarified that he is not in contact with the establishment “for now”.

According to the details, Imran Khan made the revelations while talking to senior journalists at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore. Speaking to journalists, he said establishment was a reality adding only the man sitting on top called the shots.

“PTI was in contact with Gen (retd) Bajwa when it was in power but now, it has no contacts with the establishment,” Imran Khan said.

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“I used to stay in touch with [former chief of army staff General Qamar Javed] Bajwa, however, he always asked me to think in a particular direction,” Imran Khan also added while keeping in line with his earlier remarks about former army chief General (retired) Qamar Javed Bajwa asking him to focus on the economy and not the accountability of political opponents when PTI was in government.

Imran Khan also revealed that Gen Bajwa called then-opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif while he was in jail on account of his money laundering case to inquire about his well-being.

“I asked Mr Bajwa why he was doing this though there a large number of other [common] people who were languishing in jails,” Imran Khan said.

Pertinent to mention that former Prime Minister Imran Khan has made several controversial remarks against Gen (retd) Bajwa ever since his ouster. Earlier, he asserted that former COAS Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa was solely responsible for the ouster of his government.

In an interview with an international media outlet, Imran Khan further claimed that the former COAS was pulling the strings of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

“It was Gen Bajwa who gave NRO II to the then opposition without my consent,” he added.

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