The cable that was despatched to Islamabad mentioning Donald Lu’s statement on Imran Khan’s Moscow go to was primarily based on the notes taken by an embassy official who was current on the farewell lunch of former ambassador Asad Majeed.
The cable that former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan cited as proof of a overseas conspiracy behind the no-confidence movement which toppled his authorities has an fascinating background story that originated at a farewell lunch meet however ended with allegations of conspiracy, Dawn reported.
In accordance with the Daybreak report, the dialog amongst US officers and Pakistan’s then ambassador Asad Majeed, which later rattled the PTI authorities, occurred on March 7 at Asad Majeed Khan’s residence often called Pakistan Home. It was a farewell lunch for Asad Majeed however a note-taker whose job was to take notes from the trade between the ambassador and the US officers was additionally current there. The cable that Majeed later despatched to Islamabad was primarily based on the notes taken by the notetaker of the Pakistan Embassy.
The dialogue on the lunch get together largely revolved across the Russia-Ukraine disaster within the context of which the US aspect expressed ‘disappointment’ with Imran Khan’s go to to Moscow on the very day the battle started, the report mentioned. As Asad Majeed defined that the choice that Imran Khan would proceed his deliberate Moscow go to was taken collectively as Pakistan was making an attempt for a Moscow go to for years, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu mentioned Washington believed that the ultimate resolution to go forward with the go to rested with Imran Khan.
Then the dialog, in keeping with the Daybreak report, veered towards Pakistan’s state of affairs. “Mr Lu identified that Washington was keenly watching the state of affairs and the result of the no-trust transfer towards the then prime minister would influence US-Pakistan relations as effectively,” the Daybreak report mentioned.
All this dialog was duly famous by the one who was taking the notes after which featured within the cable that Islamabad obtained from its embassy in Pakistan.
The Daybreak report, citing sources, mentioned although Donald Lu didn’t threaten a regime change, his arguments have been “alarming and much from routine”.
Whereas the White Home dismissed all these allegations, Pakistan’s omnipotent army additionally denied the usage of the phrase ‘conspiracy’. It mentioned the assertion issued by the Nationwide Safety Committee of Pakistan didn’t point out ‘conspiracy’.
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