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Imran Khan to Pen Letter to COAS General Asim Munir Amid Political Tensions

The political landscape of Pakistan has been witnessing a series of dramatic events, with the former Prime Minister Imran Khan and the current Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir at the center of it all.

Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been vocal about his strained relationship with the establishment. He has accused the establishment, particularly General Asim Munir, of interfering in the country’s politics. Khan has alleged that nothing significant happens in the country without the approval of the COAS.

In a recent development, Khan has expressed his intention to write a letter to General Munir. The letter is expected to highlight the deteriorating economic and political conditions in Pakistan. This announcement was made during an interaction with journalists at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail.

Khan’s decision to pen a letter to the COAS comes after he assigned an “important responsibility” to former president Dr. Arif Alvi. Alvi has been tasked with bridging the gap between the establishment and the former ruling party.

The PTI founder has been critical of the military’s demand for an apology concerning the May 9 riots. He has distanced his party from the violent protests that broke out in the country last year following his arrest.

Khan has also expressed his dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs in the country, referring to it as the "law of the jungle". He criticized the selective application of justice, stating, "If the king of the jungle wants, all the cases of Nawaz Sharif are forgiven, and when he wants, we are punished in three cases in five days".

Khan has also clarified his stance on the £190 million settlement case. He stated that Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) had seized the amount after finding it “suspicious transactions” but not "money laundering". He further noted that if the case proceeds in civil court, the money may not return to Pakistan for another five years.

Previously, Khan has made serious allegations against the current Army Chief, General Asim Munir. Khan accused General Munir of being directly responsible for the imprisonment of his wife, Bushra Bibi.

Bushra Bibi, aged 49, was convicted in a corruption case and an illegal marriage case with Khan, who is 71. She is currently under house arrest at their Bani Gala residence in the suburbs of Islamabad. Khan has claimed that the judge who convicted his wife was forced to make the decision.

The political tension between Khan and the military has been a topic of national concern. Analysts suggest that a compromise is needed as the current situation is untenable. As Khan continues to challenge the establishment, the future course of Pakistani politics hangs in the balance.

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