Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan was asked to resignation after a controversial interview with the BBC drew severe criticism.
Mushahidullah alleged the former ISI chief Zaheerul Islam Abbasi of seeking to seize power by toppling civil and military leaderships.
He claimed the former ISI chief planned a conspiracy during the sit-in protests by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek in Islamabad last year, adding Lt. General (rted.) Abbasi sought a coup by overthrowing the elected government and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif’s command.
He claimed that the conspiracy was aborted when the Intelligence Bureau, a civilian spy agency, tapped the telephonic conversation of the former ISI boss, who was heard issuing directives to spread anarchy during the sit-ins and to occupy the PM House.