Pakistan PM ‘made panicky call to Britain’ about army coup

The Daily Telegraph: An official in Islamabad and a British official say Pakistan’s prime minister made a ‘panicky’ telephone call to the top British diplomat in the country this week, expressing fears that the Pakistani army might be about to stage a coup.

The officials said Friday that Yousuf Reza Gilani asked High Commissioner Adam Thomson for Britain to support his embattled government.

It’s unclear if the British government took any action.

The officials didn’t give their names because of the sensitivity of the issue.

Tensions between Pakistan’s army and government have soared in recent days, leading to speculation that the army might stage a coup or support possible moves by the Supreme Court to oust the government.

 

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