Rashid says Imran not going anywhere, offers Nawaz air ticket
Takes a dig at PML-N, PPP leaders calling them corrupt: Says Pakistan wants to help Afghanistan
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He offered PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif that he would buy him the ticket and issue visa in 24 hours if he intended to return. He was of the view that Nawaz was hale and hearty. He is only staging a drama, he added.
The minister took a jibe at PPP Co-Chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari. He stated that Zardari said he was going to pitch his tent in Islamabad. “Now is the time to dismantle his (Zardari’s) tent,” he added.
Taking a swipe at them, he said these people were a product of the GHQ Gate No 4.
He remarked that institutions made long-term policies almost spanning over 20 years. The protection hasn’t gone, he added.
He said the establishment always thought about country’s progress.
He said that the country was heading towards the local government elections. He divulged that he would soon visit Sindh.
He asked Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to launch health card in the province as the federal government would help the province in this regard.
On a question about the MQM, he said that the government could not hold talks with the MQM founder as he was facing so many cases pertaining to manslaughter.
On talks with the TTP, he retorted that the government did not indulge in the direct talks with the banned religious outfit rather the contacts were indirect.
On Afghanistan, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said Islamabad wanted to help Kabul. He said that the Afghan Taliban had assured Pakistan that they would not allow their land for the use of terrorism.
Condemning recent killings of minorities in India, the interior minister said that that the Narendra Modi government had made a planning of minorities’ genocide. He deplored that the Muslims could not say prayers openly in India.