Wants good relations with America
He told a UK newspaper about the alleged conspiracy, “As far as I am concerned, it is over…” Although both Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the US have been denying the alleged conspiracy. Khan has been claiming that Donald Lu, the top South Asian official in the US State Department, was involved in a “foreign conspiracy” to topple his government. The newspaper quoted Khan as saying, “The Pakistan I want to lead should have good relations with everyone, especially with America.” He said, “Our relationship with America is a master-servant. But I blame my governments more than America for this.
Imran was shot
Khan, the president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, was shot in the right leg earlier this month when two gunmen opened fire on him while he was parked on a container truck in Wazirabad area. He was leading a march against the government at the time of the incident. Khan has accused Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Major General Faisal Naseer of plotting the attack. Khan said early elections were the only way to restore political stability.
Questions raised again on the army
He did not outline specific plans for the economy upon returning to power, but warned that if elections were not held soon, “the situation could be very difficult for anybody to handle”. He is accused of working with political families like the Sharif family to weaken him. “The army can play a constructive role in my future plans for Pakistan. But there has to be a balance. There cannot be such a situation that there is an elected government which has the responsibility given by the people, but the authority is somewhere else.