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PTI rebel accuses Imran Khan of attempting to sack Bajwa. Pakistanis say ‘go away’, Liaquat

Former PTI leader Aamir Liaquat Husain said he did not participate in the no-trust motion because he was in the hospital tending to a heart condition.

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Having quit Imran Khan’s PTI after the no-confidence vote did not proceed in Pakistani Parliament, senator Aamir Liaquat Husain has made startling claims in a video posted on various social media platforms. Wearing a T-shirt that read ‘go away’, an apparent jibe at PM Khan for calling the party dissidents ‘traitors’, the comedian-turned-politician accused Khan of attempting to sack Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

In an over two-minute-long video, Liaquat clarified that he did not participate in the no-trust motion at the Assembly as he was in the hospital tending to a heart condition.

According to Daily Pakistan, this is not the first time that the former PTI leader has made claims about the army chief’s removal.

Liaquat did not spare “the dentist” President Arif Alvi too, as he went on to mock him and urged him to refrain from announcing “baseless directives”. “Please ask Mr. Dentist to stop issuing inappropriate orders,” Daily Pakistan quoted him as saying in the video message.

The former PTI leader also claimed that he was aware of many “secrets” that, if made public, would create a commotion.

Another publication, The News, quoted Liaquat as saying that there was no “truth” in any threat letter’s existence. He was referring to the alleged ‘threat letter’ as claimed by Imran Khan, which the PM later called a ‘slip of the tongue’, to be a foreign conspiracy to take down his government.

Among the broadcast media in Pakistan, there were not many takers for Liaquat’s viral video message, however, BOL News ran it as “breaking news” featuring a 127-second-long video.

As the video garnered eyeballs, it was the message ‘Go Away’ on Liaquat’s T-shirt that emerged as a trend of its own on social media, becoming a subject of trolling.

Another user went a step further and blocked Liaquat while asking, “Go Away Amir”.

From “he [Liaquat] needs hardware update”, “iss ka dimaghi tawazun kharab ho gaya hai (He has lost his mind)” to “natak kar raha hai (He is being dramatic)” — Pakistanis had a lot to say to the former PTI lawmaker over his video message to Imran Khan.

The former PTI lawmaker has consistently been expressing his anguish and distrust towards Khan on social media. A glance through his Instagram and Twitter feed is a testament to his disappointment against the incumbent prime minister.

While Liaquat disabled the comment section under his posts both on Instagram and Twitter, Pakistanis did not hold themselves back from speaking their mind.

Some advised him to seek “psychiatric help” while others called it a publicity stunt, as seen in the comment section of Niche Lifestyle, a Pakistani digital magazine.


“I needed this drama…,” said one user while another advised Liaquat to “do what is written on the t-shirt (sic)”.

Another Pakistani media company FHM Pakistan also covered the news about how Liaquat’s T-shirt became a trend of its own.

Interestingly, Liaquat himself acknowledged the news.

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