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Pakistani PM Imran rejects opposition’s demand to resign

In the backdrop of the Imran Khan government showcasing two Indians arrested this week near Bhawalpur, despite New Delhi having informed Islamabad about their inadvertent crossing over to Pakistan months ago, the proposals before the 1267 committee are ominous, officials say it is evident from the chain of events that Pakistan, with the help of China, wants to brand India as a terror factory to “achieve parity”.(VIA REUTERS). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

LAHORE, Oct 2, 2020, The Nation. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that Nawaz Sharif is playing a dangerous game to weaken Pakistan Army on the behest of India, The Nation reported.

In an interview to a private TV channel, he said Pakistan Army is standing behind the democratically elected government and any attempt to weaken this institution will harm Pakistan. He said it is the Army which has saved us otherwise the country will have been disintegrated in three parts as per Indian designs. He said we tried our best to have good relations with India, but unfortunately, New Delhi’s BJP regime is ideologically against Pakistan and we are very concerned about it.

The Prime Minister said he has no problem with the Army. He said I am not the person, who was nurtured in military’s nursery. He said I have achieved current position because of my 22 years long political struggle. He said I have reached to the present position after going through a process instead of on the recommendations of someone else. He said they are attempting to hit our institutions, especially the army and the judiciary, to pressurize them to protect their ill-gotten wealth.

To a question, Imran Khan said Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa met the opposition leaders after getting my nod. He said the Army Chief met the opposition to discuss security issues pertaining to Gilgit-Baltistan. Answering another question, the Prime Minister said we have decided to give provisional provincial status to GB to address deprivations of the people of area.

Imran Khan said he would prefer to quit power rather than giving any NRO to those, who have plundered Pakistan’s wealth. He said all the thieves are getting united to protect their wealth as they know that I will not give them any NRO. He opined that two NROs given by former President Pervez Musharraf has inflicted a huge loss on Pakistan’s economy. He said any compromise with thieves will ruin the country for which future generations will not forgive us.

Replying to a question, Imran Khan said he is an elected Prime Minister and no one can dare ask him to resign. He said he would have sought resignations from the Army Chief had he gone for Kargil War without my knowledge.

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