The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, on Sunday sharply criticized Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, who also happens to be the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, and stated that meeting with Sharif would amount to compromising on the Sharif family’s crimes.
While taking live telephone calls from members of the general public, the prime minister stated that he did not consider Shehbaz Sharif to be an opposition leader in the eyes of the government. As opposed to being the leader of the opposition in the upper house of parliament, I consider him [Shehbaz Sharif ] to be a national criminal.”
PM Khan has reaffirmed his commitment to not providing any non-refundable loans to those who have plundered the nation’s wealth. He stated that the opposition could not blackmail him into granting him NRO. “Giving the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to plunderers will be a betrayal of Pakistan, and I will not allow that to happen,” he vowed.
When asked about Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister responded by inviting him to return home and face criminal charges in his home country of Pakistan. “I’m looking forward to your return to Pakistan,” he continued.
Opposition Long March:
Concerning the opposition parties’ proposed long march, the prime minister stated that the public would not come out in support of them because they [the opposition parties] are only protesting to save their own corruption from being exposed.
The prime minister also warned the opposition parties that if they did not support him in his bid to retain power, he would become more dangerous. Then he added, “If I take to the streets, you won’t be able to find any hiding places.”
He also stated that his party would serve out its current term in power and would also form a government following the next general election, which will take place in 2019.
Despite an increase in Omicron cases of the Covid-19 variant in the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday rejected the closure of businesses, industries, and other economic activities in the country.
The prime minister stated during the fifth live session of the “Aap Ka Wazir Azam Aap Key Sath” program that the number of Omicron cases in the country is increasing rapidly, but that the government has no plans to impose a lockdown on the country.
While responding to a question about a lockdown during the fifth Covid-19 wave, he stated, “Government is not considering closing the businesses because it will have a negative impact on our poor people.”
People were urged to wear masks in public places, as instructed by Prime Minister Imran Khan, in order to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus.