Imran Khan, Pakistan’s former prime minister, at an interview in Lahore, Pakistan, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Pakistans ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan said hes confident of returning to power this year, and would back a continued role for the International Monetary Fund to prop up the economy and stave off a growing risk of a debt default. Photographer: Betsy Joles/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for an investigation into alleged constitutional and oath violations by the country’s former COAS General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa. Khan, in a letter addressed to President Arif Alvi and shared on social media, accused Bajwa of repeatedly violating his oath of office during his tenure as COAS. He specifically referenced Bajwa’s alleged admission to a journalist that he considered Khan a danger to the country and violation of Khan’s fundamental human rights.

Khan also cited Bajwa’s supposed interference in the corruption case of former finance minister Shaukat Tarin, the alleged recording of confidential conversations between Bajwa and Khan, and Bajwa’s public criticism of the then-position governments’ neutrality in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

According to Khan, only the electorate, through elections, has the power to select a candidate for prime minister, and Bajwa’s alleged actions represented clear violations of his oath under the Constitution. Khan called on President Alvi to exercise his duty as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces to investigate the allegations and establish whether such grave violations had occurred.

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