Imran Khan fears nuclear war because of BJP’s policies
Holds Bhuttos and Sharifs responsible for poverty situation in Pakistan: Says doesn’t understand what goals US wanted to achieve in Afghanistan
PM Imran Khan gestures during the interview with Al Jazeera.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, the Prime Minister also highlighted the situation of the Kashmiris, saying that the occupied Kashmir is like a prison, adding that eight million Kashmiris are forced to live in the open prison. “We will raise the Kashmir issue at all forums,” he added.
“I do not understand how the BJP governs a wise nation like Hindus,” he added.
Poverty and corruption
The Prime Minister also maintained that the factor behind the countries’ poverty was not the lack of resources but the corruption of their leadership. “Corruption is something which destroys a country. The poor countries are poor not because of they lack resources but because their leadership is corrupt,” Imran Khan said.
The Al Jazeera anchor.
Responding to a question, the prime minister said the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) had transformed the human beings and changed their characters, and made them leaders. “He was Rahamtullil Alamin (blessing for the whole world), not just the Muslims. Anyone who will follow his model will rise,” Imran Khan remarked.
He blasted the Bhuttos and Sharifs and accused them of destroying the country and having a hand in the problems the country faces today. Pakistan was rich in resources, but the Bhutto and Sharif families used them unfairly, he added.
Imran Khan said his government wanted Pakistan to become a prosperous country and fought against the two super-rich families. He claimed that the two families were working to establish their dynasties in Pakistan and were responsible for the current mess the country is in.
“I myself will conduct transparent investigations against ministers if allegations of corruption are levelled against them,” he said, adding that the government took action after a sugar investigation report revealed the mafia.
Imran Khan told Al Jazeera’s anchor Ola Al-Fares that during his long stay in Britain he was well acquainted with the Western political system and has always criticized the policies of the Western powers.
Expressing concern over the Afghan crisis, the Prime Minister said that they were facing extreme hunger and that the United States should support them. “I did not understand what goals the United States wanted to achieve in Afghanistan. They occupied the country for 20 years in the name of the so-called war [against terror]."