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Imran Khan says he by no means known as Gen (retd.) Bajwa ‘boss’ throughout his tenure as Pak PM

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Imran Khan asserted that he by no means known as former Army chief Gen (retd.) Qamar Javed Bajwa “boss” throughout his tenure as Pakistan PM.

Lahore,UPDATED: Dec 8, 2022 23:28 IST

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. (Image:Reuters)

By Press Trust of India: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday asserted that he by no means known as former Army chief Gen (retd.) Qamar Javed Bajwa “boss” throughout his tenure as prime minister.

“I never called Gen (retd.) Bajwa ‘boss’ during my tenure as Prime Minister,” 70-year-old Khan mentioned whereas speaking to a bunch of YouTubers at his residence in Lahore’s Zaman Park.

Khan was responding to a query relating to experiences that he (Khan) used to name then military chief Bajwa ‘boss’.

An area media had quoted Gen (retd.) Bajwa as having mentioned that Imran Khan known as him boss when he was a first-rate minister. “I told him (Khan) not to call me boss as you are my boss.”

“Why would I call him (Bajwa) boss?” Khan asked.

Khan asserted that he never termed the former chief of army staff (COAS) ‘boss’.

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He also said that a message has been sent to the new military establishment and President Arif Alvi has delivered his (Khan) message.

“What occurred up to now seven months? Did our occasion crash? Today we’ve got such assist that no different occasion has ever loved in historical past. Even Bhutto didn’t have the type of assist we’ve got right this moment,” he claimed.

Khan has accused Gen (retd.) Bajwa of taking part in “double game” in opposition to his authorities and mentioned that he dedicated a “big mistake” by extending the tenure of then navy chief in 2019.

Gen Bajwa, 61, retired on November 29 after getting a three-year extension in 2019 by the then Prime Minister Khan, who turned out to be the largest critic of the Pakistan Army.

Since Pakistan was created 75 years in the past, the Army has seized energy thrice and straight dominated the nation for nearly 4 many years.

Khan, the previous cricketer-turned-politician, is the one Pakistani prime minister to be ousted in a no-confidence vote in Parliament.

He had alleged that the no-confidence vote was a part of a US-led conspiracy focusing on him due to his impartial overseas coverage selections on Russia, China, and Afghanistan. The US has denied the allegations.

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Dec 8, 2022