ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan said that he had visited Russia after consulting all stakeholders including ‘neutrals’.
Imran Khan made the statement during a social media interview. He said, “Neutrals had told me that it was a suitable time to pay a visit to Russia. I was unaware that Russia would attack Ukraine. There are different points of view of Russia and the West.”
“We need Russia to purchase cheap oil, gas, wheat and military hardware. I had told the neutrals that the conspiracy will destroy the economy.”
Imran Khan clarified that he did not give any statement to end ties with the US but there is a difference between slavery and good relations. Khan said that he rejected providing military bases to the US and visited Russia despite the opposition of America.
The PTI chairman said that the decision for ousting his government was taken in a closed-door meeting. “I was aware of the conspiracy and I recorded a video and transported it to a safe place. I have mentioned the characters who were involved in the conspiracy against my government.”
The former premier said that he has never interfered in the affairs of the judiciary, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and any other national institutions nor used the police force for revengeful actions against the political opponents.