Faisal Vawda claims, ‘Gen Asim Munir was removed as DG ISI for acting honestly’
Former federal minister made some serious allegations and revelations while appearing on Geo News’ program "Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Saath"
Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda, who was once a close aide of Imran Khan, in his new claims maintained that Gen Asim Munir was removed as DG ISI for acting honestly!
These allegations were recently leveled by UK-based newspaper The Telegraph and seconded by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif; that the former prime minister Imran Khan had removed Gen Asim Munir from his post as Director General (DG) Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in 2018 for acting honestly and in the interest of the country.
However, former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan has denied these allegations, without disclosing the actual reason for the fallout.
While making an appearance on Geo News’ program “Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Saath”, Faisal Vawda claimed that during his brief stint as the DG ISI, the current COAS had approached the PTI chief with evidence of his wife’s — former first lady Bushra Bibi — corruption.
“That is when Imran Khan sacked the then Gen Asim Munir,” Vawda said, adding that he had warned the then-three-star general that if he took the evidence to Imran Khan, “it will be your casualty”.
Vawda added that Gen Munir responded by asking, “Do you want me to be dishonest to my country?”
The former senator went on the add that aid that when Gen Munir presented evidence against Bushra Bibi and her friend Farhat Shahzadi — who is commonly known as Farah Gogi — Imran Khan flew into a rage, accusing him of trying to “meddle in the affairs of his family”.
“On the same day around 11 pm, Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hamid took charge as DG ISI. This shows how much Imran Khan was in a hurry,” Vawda added.
that the sit-ins, shootings, and even the murder of Arshad Sharif were all done to stop the appointment of General Munir as the army chief.
During the talk show, Faisal Vawda also revealed that before this instance, Imran Khan — as prime minister — had approached Gen Munir to “manage the Senate”.
However, according to him, Gen Munir rejected the task saying that the army could not interfere.
“He told Imran Khan that this is a democratic matter, deal with it democratically,” Vawda added.
The former federal minister also alleged that PTI Chief was being misled and derailed from his politics by “special people”.
Vawda referred to the £190 million settlement case in which the PTI chief has been accused of providing undue favor to a business tycoon while abstaining from naming anyone.
The former federal minister said, “In this case too, you will find members of the cabinet involved. There is also a “special” person who was involved and benefited from these.”
When questioned if anyone other than Shahzad Akbar — Faisal Vawda, who allegedly acted as a broker for Imran Khan in the matter — was involved, replied: “Shehzad Akbar was not alone in this, there was a special person who had a lot of support. This special person had a very special role to play in this matter.”
“In the watch scandal too,” Vawda said, adding, “Imran Khan got only 3, 4 crore rupees, the rest 20, 25 crore rupees were stolen by everyone together.”
Furthermore, regarding the evidence of corruption against former Punjab chief minister Usman Buzdar, Khan’s former aide alleged that “Usman Buzdar’s audio and video evidence was shown to Imran Khan, and there were other people in the cabinet who witnessed this”.
There was also discussion regarding May 9 mayhem and allegations:
Faisal Vawda says he had PTI activists invited over at his house on May 8 and he himself heard that they were getting instructions from the top leadership to attack ISI HQ next day. He said he persuaded them not follow the suicidal path and he is glad they didn’t do that. pic.twitter.com/q2tVRKRVXW— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) May 22, 2023
faisal Vawda continues to prove why I have constantly thought of him as a back stabber and a thief. He is a low life and will continue to sell his soul to the highest bidder. don’t know why Imran even selected him.