Imran Khan ousted by CIA for opposing US drone campaign


LONDON, Mar 07 (DNA): Former British Ambassador Craig Murray has alleged
that US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) deposed Pakistan
Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan as prime minister for opposing
United States drone campaign.

Taking to Twitter, the former British Ambassador said that the former
premier was ousted for his opposition to the US drone campaign
“operating within and from Pakistan”.

“CIA’s deposing of Imran Khan as Prime Minister, for his opposition to
the US drone campaign operating within and from Pakistan, is probably
the most under-reported story of the last couple of years,” Craig Murray
wrote on Twitter.

It is pertinent to mention here that Imran Khan was ousted as prime
minister (PM) as the no-confidence motion moved by opposition parties
against him succeeded.

As many as 174 votes were cast in the favour of a no-confidence motion
against PM Imran Khan. This was the first time in the history of
Pakistan that a no-confidence motion against an elected prime minister
has succeeded.

Following the resignation of the NA speaker and deputy speaker, PML-N’s
Ayaz Sadiq as a panel of the chairman of the house chaired the
proceedings on the matter.