Imran Khan sacked Gen. Munir as ISI chief for elevating his spouse’s corruption: Pakistan PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif mentioned on Monday that the incumbent Military chief Gen Asim Munir was eliminated as the pinnacle of ISI in 2019 by his predecessor Imran Khan as a result of the spy chief confronted him with proof of corruption involving his spouse.
Munir served as the pinnacle of the Inter-Providers Intelligence (ISI), after being changed by Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed in 2019 when Khan was on the helm.
“I say this with full duty that the incumbent Military chief (Munir) when he was the DG ISI, had advised the then prime minister (Khan) that his spouse Bushra Bibi was concerned in corruption. He mentioned this on the idea of info,” Prime Minister Sharif mentioned whereas addressing the Nationwide Meeting on Monday.
“However clearly Khan obtained livid over it and didn’t prefer it. And the remainder is historical past,” the premier mentioned.
Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) celebration in a latest tweet rejected the contents of a latest report by “The Each day Telegraph” newspaper within the UK, which claimed that Munir was eliminated by Khan attributable to private variations.
The report claimed that Khan eliminated Munir in June 2019, eight months after his appointment, as a result of he wished to analyze his spouse and her circle for corruption. “The article claims that I had made Gen Asim resign as DG ISI as a result of he had proven me my spouse Bushra Begum’s corruption instances. That is fully false. Neither did Gen. Asim confirmed me any proof of my spouse’s corruption nor did I make him resign due to that,” Khan tweeted.
On Could 9, Khan, 70, was arrested by the paramilitary Pakistan Rangers in a corruption case whereas he was on the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom premises that triggered unrest throughout the nation.
For the primary time in Pakistan’s historical past, the protesters stormed the military headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and in addition torched a corps commander’s home in Lahore. Police put the demise toll in violent clashes to 10, whereas Khan’s celebration claims 40 of its staff misplaced their lives within the firing by safety personnel.
The Nationwide Meeting, the decrease home of Pakistan’s Parliament, on Monday handed a decision vowing to attempt Could 9 rioters, who had been concerned in assaults on navy and state installations, below the prevailing legal guidelines together with the Military Act and the Anti-Terrorism Act.
The decision, which was moved by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, was adopted by the Home after a majority of lawmakers voted in favour of it.
Khan, a cricketer-turned-politician, was ousted from energy in April final yr after shedding a no-confidence vote in his management, which he alleged was a part of a US-led conspiracy concentrating on him due to his unbiased international coverage choices on Russia, China and Afghanistan.

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