Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif has India’s support and he is trying to weaken Pakistan institutions particularly army.
“Nawaz Shairf is playing dangerous game against Pakistan and I’m 100 percent sure that India is supporting him,” Imran Khan said in an interview to a private news channel.
He said Nawaz Sharif was never a democrat. First, they were nourished by the army. It started from General Jilani and then General Zia.
“He [Nawaz] has now become a super democrat. His first problem was with Ghulam Ishaq, Asif Janjua, then Pervez Musharraf and Raheel Sharif and Qamar Javed Bajwa,” the PM said.
Khan praised Pakistan’s security agencies ISI and MI and called ISI a world-class agency. “They come to know of their thievery,” he said.
Khan referring to Nawaz’s interview said, “If I was in then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s position, I would have demanded former General Zaheer ul Islam to resign instead of surrendering.”
“How dare he can ask a sitting PM to resign?” Khan asked.
“I’m democratically elected Prime Minister, no one can take resignation from me,” said Imran Khan.
Commenting on civil-military relationship, Khan said that county has always had problems in past but termed currently they are at the best.
“The point is that the past is just to learn. We learned that the military’s work is not to run the country. If democracy is harming the country, it doesn’t mean that martial law replaces it,” he said. “Our military has evolved. The current civil-military relations are the best they’ve been in Pakistan’s history.”
The PM said we have to fix democracy. “If the judiciary is taking the wrong decision then it doesn’t mean we condemn the judiciary,” he said.
“If Justice Munir made a wrong decision. Do we have to call the judiciary wrong forever?” he asked, saying that if politicians steal money and get it out of the country, does it mean all should be called bad?
Imran Khan once again ruled out any type of NRO during his tenure saying he would sacrifice his government ratter then making a deal.
“They are trying to put pressure on the institutions to get an NRO,” he said.
“What’s the difference between me and General Musharraf? General Musharraf gave them an NRO to save his power. If today, someone asks me whether I want to protect my power or give them an NRO, I would say I am ready to leave power but won’t give them an NRO,” he said.