ISLAMABAD: According to Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, a former senator for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), former army chief General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa supported the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in the motion of no-confidence against former prime minister Imran Khan.
In a TV interview, Khokhar stated that the no-confidence motion’s supporting documentation was becoming available.
Regarding Bajwa’s extension as the army commander during the PTI’s time in power, the former PPP stalwart added that historical legislation was completed in only 12 minutes to prolong the tenure. He claimed that the extension had been affected by the institution.
Khokhar said that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) groups were all being pulled together, citing quotes from the MQM-own P’s leaders who claimed that the establishment was responsible.
The organisation is still not neutral, despite claims to the contrary made in February 2022, according to the former PPP leader.
He said that Parvez Elahi, the chief minister of Punjab, had admitted that he had been asked to join the PTI. He said that under pressure, Asma Jahangir Conference speaker Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari withdrew his remarks.
“Camera installation at the time of the Senate’s motion of no confidence was not done by a regular individual. The steps taken to instal Yusuf Raza Gilani as the opposition’s head were improper, he continued.
A month after resigning as a senator, Khokhar stated he was leaving the PPP owing to disagreements with the party’s leadership on his position on the policies of the government.
“I send the Peoples Party my warmest wishes. During the Geo News show “Naya Pakistan,” Khokhar, who formerly worked as PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-spokesperson, Zardari’s said: “I am honoured to serve as a member of the party, but I am no longer its part anymore.”
On November 10, Khokhar publicly announced his resignation as a senator, stressing that he would work hard to uphold his “independence.”
When it became clear that the party was unhappy with his political stance, he quit. Since the beginning of the regime, Khokhar has been critical of it. In April, he held off on becoming a state minister as well.
Khokhar claimed in a series of tweets from November that the party leadership “wasn’t satisfied with my political beliefs and requested my resignation from the Senate” after he met with a top party leader.
The former spokesperson for Bilawal stated, “I enthusiastically accepted to quit […] will be tendering my resignation in person to Chairman Senate tomorrow, Insha-Allah.”