Imran Khan appeals Supreme Court of Pakistan to investigate the cable from the United States.

ISLAMABAD -- Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday claimed he was right all along and the National Security Committee's (NSC) latest statement proves that there was a US conspiracy to remove him from office.

Imran Khan, addressing his first press conference after his removal from office via a no-confidence motion, said the NSC meeting - with Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in the chair - endorsed that the cable was genuine and that Pakistan's ex-ambassador to the US held a meeting with American official Donald Lu, where the latter used undiplomatic language.

"I will go a step forward and say that he (Donald Lu) was arrogant [...] the Joe Biden administration official told our ambassador that Imran Khan will have to be removed through a no-confidence motion," the PTI chairman said, adding that the meeting took place before the no-trust motion was filed.

Imran Khan said following Lu's meeting with the Pakistani envoy, the PTI allies started "realising" that the country's situation was not ideal and that the then-government needed to be removed from power.

"But let me tell you, our economic situation was very good [...] our exports, remittances, tax collection, agricultural output, and the price of agricultural products were all historic," he said.

This has also been confirmed - after the new NSC statement - that the political heads and some of our allies were unaware that they were part of a foreign conspiracy, the PTI chairman said.

Imran Khan said although some people here were unaware of the "conspiracy", the person sitting in London, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, his brother Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari were all part of it. "They were all hand-in-hand in this conspiracy," he said.

Moving on, the PTI chairman appealed to the Supreme Court of Pakistan to investigate the cable from the United States and hold an open hearing as if the apex court fails to do so, then no prime minister would be able to stand firm against conspiracies and threats.

"It (Supreme Court) should do now what it did not do earlier - probe the cable [...] even former president General Pervez Musharraf decided to follow the instructions just because of a threat. Therefore, it is imperative that the court probe this cable," the ex-premier said.

Former prime minister Imran Khan said once the apex court investigates the cable, it will come to light that then-Opposition leaders and...

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