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Imran Khan raises safety concerns over nuclear weapons under new Pak Govt

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Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed doubts over the newly elected Shehbaz Sharif regime's ability to handle and protect the nuclear weapons of the country. He added that India and Israel celebrated my ouster the most.

He also alleged that the new government was brought to power through a conspiracy of the US government. He had visited Moscow the same day Russia launched the invasion of Ukraine. "The US government was unhappy about it and sought to remove me so that the US can forgive Pakistan," claimed the ex-Prime Minister.

Khan was ousted after a no-confidence motion against his government. At a rally in Peshawar on Wednesday, he declared that he will be dangerous now but wasn't when he was in power. He also called the new regime "robbers and thieves," said the ANI report.

Bringing up his conspiracy claims at the rally, he told the US government that Pakistan does not need America's apology. "Who are you to forgive us?" He alleged that America is accustomed to slaves, "these Sharifs, these Zardaris."

He also asked the people and institutions of Pakistan: "Have you no fear of God for putting the safety of Pakistanis in the hands of thieves?" He called for the rejection of the "US-initiated regime change."

The Pakistan Army brushed off the concerns raised about nuclear weapons and told the media that the nuclear assets of the country do not belong to one individual. Major General Babar Iftikhar, the Director-General (DG) of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), stated that the nuclear programme is not under threat and should not be brought up in political discussions.

Khan also questioned why the Supreme Court was opened at midnight before the Pakistan National Assembly passed the no-confidence motion against him. Upon becoming the first Pak PM to be ousted via a no-trust vote, he alleged that the judiciary had not functioned independently.

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari of the Pakistan Peoples Party and Ahsan Iqbal of PML (N) among other leaders criticised Imran Khan for questioning the courts. They reiterated that the courts were opened at midnight because the constitution had been violated.

While the US government denied any role in the political developments of Pakistan, Khan insists that America has insulted his country by imposing bandits as the new government. He recalled the sacking of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in a conspiracy in 1970. "But this is not the Pakistan of 1970. This is the new Pakistan."

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