Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on April 3 accused senior US diplomat Donald Lu of involvement in a “foreign conspiracy”. Imran Khan says that the assistant secretary of state for south and central Asian affairs Donald Lu threatened him and he is responsible for the subvert of Imran’s government by a vote of no confidence.
“An external force is involved in the current political crisis in the country, the result of the no-trust move has been strongly involved by the foreign hands and at the same time, Donald Lu has threatened me not to go with the post further,” said Imran khan.
Imran Khan named the US diplomate as he doubts the foreign involvement in the no-confidence motion, as it triggered sensational news in Pakistan. Lu is a foreign service officer with more than 30 years of US government service. He has served as deputy chief of mission in India from 2010 to 2013. As the assistant secretary of state for south and central Asia, Lu is the top US diplomat in the state department focused on the region.
Imran Khan claimed that Lu had warned Asad Majeed, Pakistan’s envoy to the US, that there would be repercussions if the Pakistani prime minister escaped a no-confidence vote in the National Assembly.
Referring to his announcement that came recently in Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that the opposition was in a state of shock and did not know what had happened to them. Earlier, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri termed the no-confidence motion against the premier “unconstitutional”, saying that it was backed by “foreign powers”.