Imran says he will talk to British PM about Nawaz repatriation

Vows to control inflation in a week | Says Indian and Israeli lobbies behind opposition’s protest movement

Published: 09:07 PM, 23 Oct, 2020
Imran says he will talk to British PM about Nawaz repatriation
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he will visit London for repatriation of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif if needed.

He expressed these views during an interview to a private TV channel on Friday. PM Khan said Pakistani government contacted the British authorities to bring back Nawaz Sharif. He said that he would talk to British PM Boris Johnson in this regard. He said that extradition is a long process. So Pakistani government would convince the British authorities for deportation of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Answering a question about arrest of PML-N leader Safdar Awan in Karachi, the PM answered the question with a big laugh and said who was kidnapped? He said that the opposition was trying to become hero with these types of arrests. He said that some of my party colleagues got panicked over the opposition’s last public meeting in Karachi. He said that he told them not to worry about the protest movement against the PTI-led government.

“Enemies of Pakistan including India and Israel are behind the opposition’s protest movement. Husain Haqqani is representative of foreign enemies. The opposition leaders are not well-wishers of Pakistan, as they are busy conspiring against the state institutions,” the PM added.

PM Khan said: "Indian media is praising Nawaz Sharif and criticising the Pakistan Army after the speech he delivered during the PDM public gathering in Gujranwala. The PDM leaders are trying to put pressure on me to get NRO. The opposition blackmailed the government over FATF legislation. When they failed in such blackmailing tactics, they rushed to London. I will not spare them {opposition}. If I give them the NRO, they would destroy the country again.”

The prime minister said Maryam Nawaz is beneficial of London properties as per the Panama leaks. On the contrary, she claimed that she had not owned property even in Pakistan, he added.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif would not escape this time, as irrefutable evidence of Rs 23 billion corruption unearthed against him.

The prime minister said that Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa had informed him about the meeting held with the PML-N representative.

PM Imran Khan said that he would try his best to control inflation in a week or so. He said that he had sleepless nights due to inflation in the country. “I am worried about the common man who is suffering from the price hike,” he added.

He said that he was ready for a dialogue with the opposition except NRO. If a new election will be held, PTI will emerge as victorious with clear majority, he said. 

Talking about Sindh islands, the prime minister said that the Sindh government gave NOC to the federal government in this regard. He said that Sindh would get maximum benefit of Bundal Island. He said the project would earn Rs40 billion foreign exchange. He said that the federal government wanted to collaborate with Sindh government in building these islands.

Talking about Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project, PM Khan said that the project would increase water level in Lahore. He said that water treatment plants would be installed in provincial capital.


The writer is a staff member.