Khan (70) was thrown out of power through a no-confidence motion in April this year.

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Islamabad:

Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan accused former army chief Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa of playing a "double game" against his government and said he made a "big mistake" by extending the tenure of the then army chief in 2019. ' was.

Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), made these comments in an interview to a local TV channel.

He also expressed regret for trusting the then army chief Bajwa.

Khan (70) was thrown out of power through a no-confidence motion in April this year.

He said, "I was sure that General Bajwa would tell me everything, because our interests were the same that we had to save the country."

Khan also claimed that he had received reports from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) about "what game is being played against his government".

He claimed that the then military establishment was in touch with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif to topple his government and after the removal of Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed as ISI chief in October 2021 The conspiracy against him was exposed.

Khan's comments came after Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q)'s Munish Elahi said in a TV interview that Bajwa had asked him to vote for Khan on the no-confidence motion.

The former prime minister claimed, "General Bajwa was playing a double game, and I came to know later that even PTI members were being given separate messages."

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday hit out at Khan for trying to grab power even if it means weakening the country's foundation.

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