PM Khan says people talking against Army working on Indian agenda

By: News Desk      Published: 06:01 PM, 9 Oct, 2020
PM Khan says people talking against Army working on Indian agenda

Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday came down hard on opposition parties and said people talking against Army were working on Indian agenda.

During an address to the Insaf Lawyers' Forum, he said they (oppositions) despise army as they knew when they plundered the national wealth and laundered the looted money. The top intelligence agency of the world ISI would quickly know about it.

He said the reason Nawaz always had problems with the military leadership was that they knew about his crimes. "He wants to control the ISI because they find out about his corruption," he said. "This is why Nawaz Sharif fights with every army chief."

The prime minister said on the other hand that he enjoys good relations with the armed forces because the intelligence agency knows about his lifestyle.

The prime minister said on the other hand that he enjoys good relations with the armed forces because the intelligence agency knows about his lifestyle.

"Their problem is not democracy, I am a democrat," he said. "I got elected from five constituencies," he added. "The day they get an NRO, I am telling you, Pakistan will go down," he said. "If they should be given an NRO, then why should we not extend the same favour to the poor languishing in prison."

Prime Minister Imran Khan taking a jab at the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) said all opposition parties have gathered under one flag to save their corruption.

The prime minister said that they have only one agenda to halt the accountability process. “They do not believe in rule of law in the country.”

He once again cleared that he will not come under pressure tactics of the opposition parties and vowed to continue the accountability process. Former president Pervez Musharraf after succumbing to pressure gave NRO to both Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan People’s Party, PM Khan claimed.

He said the former prime minister by sitting in London is inviting people to hit the streets.

PM Imran alleged that the PML-N was handing out money to its supporters.  "I want to tell these supporters to take the money and even eat their qeemay ke naan: but stay inside," he said.

He lashed out at the opposition parties for sticking together "when they are being called to account for their crimes."

"Two years after the Panamagate JIT was formed and the courts gave their verdict, he says "Mujhay Kyun Nikala" (Why was I ousted?)," the prime minister said.

The prime minister also hit out at Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz's spokesperson Mohammad Zubair for comparing the PML-N supremo to deceased Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini. "I was watching TV and he was comparing Nawaz Sharif to Ayatollah Khomeini during a talk show," said PM Imran. "He was saying that Khomeini was also exiled," noted the premier.

PM Imran said that Khomeini was sent abroad on gunpoint while Nawaz faked numerous illnesses to do the same. The prime minister jokingly remarked that one of his key ministers "cried" when she came to know Nawaz was suffering from so many diseases.

"We were in a cabinet meeting that lasted for six hours. Doctors were also present in it. When the doctors told us that Nawaz was suffering from so many diseases, I saw that our Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari was crying," he joked as the audience laughed. "And anyone who knows Shireen Mazari will understand that the diseases we were told were apparently so serious that they made even her cry," he added, as the audience roared with laughter.  

Coming back to Zubair comparing Nawaz with Khomeini, the prime minister said the two were not similar by any account as "the people of Iran actually loved Ayatollah Khomeini". "Ayatollah Khomeini did not have niharis brought to him on helicopters from Lahore," he said. "He lived of yoghurt and roti," said the premier.

Referring to the accountability process he had faced before he was the prime minister. "Despite being a cricketer, I presented the court with documents dating back to 40 years," he said.

Continuing his criticism of the PML-N, the prime minister mocked Talal Chaudhry indirectly, saying that "a senior leader of their party went for 'organisational restructuring' at a lady's house at 3:00 am and was then wondering why her brothers beat him up," he said.  

The prime minister said that the opposition will be allowed to hold rallies but not to break the law.

"I am making it clear to you — you can hold as many jalsas as you want but wherever you break the law, you will be sent to jail," he said, adding that agitators will be sent to the same jails where the poor were languishing. "You will go where the poor convict goes," the prime minister warned the opposition parties.

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