Islamabad, Dec 5: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused the former army chief (retired) General Qamar Javed Bajwa of playing a "double game" with his government, The Nation reported citing a local TV channel. Khan accepted that he committed a "big mistake" by extending the tenure of the then Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bajwa in 2019.
"Gen Bajwa was playing a double game and I discovered later that even PTI's members were being given different messages," The Nation quoted Imran Khan as saying in the interview.
"I would believe in everything General Bajwa would tell me because our interests were the same... that we had to save the country," The Nation quoted Imran Khan as saying.
"I did not get to know how the lies were spoken and I was betrayed," he added.
Imran Khan claimed that the then military establishment was in contact with the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif to topple his government. He further said that the plot against his government was clear after Lieutenant General (retired) Faiz Hameed was removed as ISI Chief in October 2021.
In response to Moonis Elahi's recent claim that general Bajwa asked him to support PTI, the cricketer-turned-politician claimed that there could be a possibility that Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain was asked to support PML-N while Moonis Elahi was told to back PTI Chief Imran Khan.
"It is possible that he [Moonis] was asked to support Imran Khan while the other one [Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain] had been asked to go with PML-N," The Nation quoted Imran Khan as saying.
"He was seen as perfectly fine when he was going in their support and now he is called a turncoat," The Nation quoted Moonis Elahi as saying. (ANI)