Pakistan's Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has alleged that former chief of Inter Services Intelligence Ahmed Shuja Pasha is advising PTI chairman Imran Khan on the protest plan.
According to the Dawn, Rashid said that some media reports suggested that the former spymaster involved in promotion of the PTI in 2011 had recently met Imran Khan and advised him on the protest plan the cricketer-turned-politician was executing to topple the government. He alleged that Pasha's strategy was the reason behind PTI's defeat in the 2013 general election.
He quoted an internal report of the 'Fact-Finding Committee' the PTI leadership had formed to ascertain reasons for its defeat, saying selling out tickets to the people unable to contest the elections led to the party's loss.
Rashid said that there was no chance that martial law will be declared in the country, adding the rumours of martial law were being spread to defame the armed forces engaged in the North Waziristan operation, the report said.