Imran Khan asks President to order inquiry against Bajwa


The Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former Prime Minister, Imran Khan has asked President Arif Alvi to order an inquiry against former Army Chief General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa for his alleged violation of oath and the Constitution of Pakistan.

The PTI Chairman stated in a letter written to the president, shared publicly on the party’s official social media channels on Thursday that some very disturbing information has now come into the public domain whereby it is clear that Gen retd Bajwa as COAS violated his oath of office repeatedly. He mentioned the former Army Chief committed violations and requested President Arif Alvi as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces to institute an immediate inquiry against him.

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Imran Khan referred to a column published in a newspaper earlier this month in which startling revelations about his government were made attributing General (retd) Bajwa. He said that Bajwa has admitted to journalist Javed Ch that ‘we’ (and it would be critical to ascertain from him who was the ‘we’ in reference to) considered Imran Khan dangerous to the country if he continued to stay in power.

The PTI Chief said the question that arises is who gave him the power to decide that an elected prime minister was supposedly a danger to the country. He noted that only the people through elections can decide who they want to elect as prime minister. Taking such a right on himself is in clear violation of his oath as given in Third Schedule Article 244 of the Constitution, he alleged.

While referring to Shaukat Tarin’s corruption case, about which Bajwa claimed that the Tehreek-e-Insaf finance minister approached the then spymaster General (retd) Faiz Hamid to get this matter sorted out. He said that regardless of the merits of his claims in this case, he has also admitted he managed to get NAB case against Shaukat Tarin dismissed revealing that NAB was under his control – again a clear violation of the Constitutional oath because the army itself is a department under the Ministry of Defence and civilian official autonomous institutions do not come military control.

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