PM Khan says he will sack anyone who asks for his resignation
Says Nawaz Sharif is serving India’s agenda of speaking against Pakistani institutions. Army stands by the govt
Imran Khan said that he is the prime minister of the country and no one could dare to demand him to resign. I will ask resignations from the ones demanding my resignation, he said.
He expressed these views during an interview to a private TV channel on Thursday. The PM said that the ties between his government and the establishment are the best in history.
Talking about the claim made by Nawaz that former ISI Zaheerul Islam had asked him to resign, Imran said: “You were the prime minister, how did he had the courage to say that to you?
“If someone asks my resignation, I will demand his resignation. I am the democratically elected prime minister; who can dare to ask me to step down?”
PM Khan said: “Military’s job is not to run the government. If a democratically elected government is performing poorly, it does not mean martial law should be imposed; it means the government should be improved.”
“If a judge gives a wrong decision it means the judiciary has to evolve. The army has evolved as well. Contemporary civil-military relations are the best in history because they are all working in their spheres,” said the premier.
He said the army had stood by his decisions including those regarding relations with India and opening of the Kartarpur Corridor. He said that he would use any state institution for assistance in government affairs.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that protest is the right of the opposition, however, anyone found violating laws would be sent to the jail.
COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa met the parliamentary leaders on Gilgit Baltistan issue after my approval,” he said adding that the meeting was aimed at creating a consensus decision on the region.
“Nawaz Sharif is playing a dangerous game and India is supporting him in this regard,” he blamed.
Imran Khan said that PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif entered the politics with the support of establishment. Now he has become a super democrat, he added. He said that Nawaz had issues with various former army chiefs whom he himself had appointed.
"Nawaz is playing a dangerous game; Altaf Hussain played the same," he said. India was using the PML-N leader to get the desired results, he added.
The premier said that Pakistan is in talks with the UK government to for the safe return of Nawaz Sharif. He said that if the opposition resigns from the assemblies, he would hold by-elections.