President Alvi disapproves of cypher being a “conspiracy”
President Arif Alvi disapproved on Monday of the fact that the cypher was a «conspiracy» (an essential element of former PM Imran Khan's story) and stressed that an investigation must be launched.
In an exclusive interview for AAJ TV, the president stated that the cypher needs to be examined because it also has doubts, adding that he sent it to the Chief Justice of Pakistan for the same purpose.
He said he does not acknowledge that the PTI government was ousted by a US-backed conspiracy, but the cypher needs to be probed according to the former PM’s request.
Seeks ‘extensive’ consultation
When asked, Alvi said the military should remain neutral.
With respect to the appointment of the new chief, he said, I think there should be broad consultation on the name of the [new] chief of the army. It would be better if the summary for the appointment reaches me after consultation.”
On a matter concerning the mass resignations of PTI from the National Assembly (NA), the President stated that he would have given different advice had he been consulted.