Nation will witness that ‘three rats who have united to dislodge govt will eventually get preyed upon’ themselves: PM Imran Khan
Says he would not appease anyone or opt for a foreign policy that resulted in country’s interest being compromised
Says he did not join politics to know the prices of ‘aloo and tamatar’
HAFIZABAD ( Web News )
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said he was unfazed by the opposition’s attempts to de-seat him through the no-trust move, saying the nation will witness that the “three rats who have united to dislodge the government will eventually get preyed upon” themselves.
Addressing a public gathering in Punjab’s Hafizabad district, Prime Minister Imran Khan first recalled the public welfare initiatives taken by his government amid the problems faced by the country before criticising the main opposition leaders.
The premier said people will see that those trying to dislodge him from the top office would get buried under the weight of their own conspiracy. He recalled that some 20 EU ambassadors had questioned him in the past on his stance of opposing drone attacks. “I asked them whether they will allow Pakistan to launch a drone attack at a Pakistan-based terrorist sitting in London for 30 years who has been involved in several killings in Karachi, the capital of Sindh,” he alleged.
Imran Khan said he would not appease anyone or opt for a foreign policy that resulted in the country’s interest being compromised.
He called out JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PML-N supremo Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and PPP Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari for maintaining silence on US drone strikes in Pakistan between 2008 and 2018, saying those leaders never spoke for the rights of Pakistan.
He said his government would maintain relations with everyone “but will not make any compromise on national interests”.
PM Imran Khan insisted that Pakistan was going to become a great country in the remainder of his term, adding that the incentives announced by his government would yield results in time to come.
PM Imran Khan reiterated that he had rightly criticised the European Union for writing to Pakistan and asking the government to condemn Russia. “The west only respects you when they see you are sincere towards your country,” he said.
He said he was respected in all countries he has visited so far as the prime minister. “I do not have any wealth stashed abroad nor I am involved in any corruption,” he claimed, adding: “I only entered the politics to serve my people.”
The prime minister said the crimes will only keep on rising if the nation stayed silent on wrongdoings in a society and allowed corruption, sex crimes and violence to become a norm.
He said his government had introduced a single national curriculum to remove class differences in the country. “Currently, only a tiny segment get good jobs while the rest of people end up getting low-scale jobs.”
He said it was imperative to teach the English language to everyone, but it should not be seen as a parameter to judge and differentiate people. “It only happened because we never overhauled our education system,” he added.
The prime minister said Pakistan was building two universities to empower the country technologically, and the varsities will enable Pakistan to manufacture its own aircraft.
PM Imran Khan has said that it is the responsibility of the Judiciary and the Election Commission to raise voice against corrupt people. When nations do not stand up against oppression and corruption, it will increase. I have been preaching for 25 years that we have to move with goodness, added PM.
While talking about corruption he also said that in the past, conscience of people were bought with the stolen money to overthrow governments. Attempts are made to buy the conscience of the people to bring down the state.
The PM said that I pay tribute to the people of Hafizabad for this wonderful meeting, adding that the work done in Hafizabad by PTI in 5 years has not happened in 70 years. For the first time in the history of the country, record development works took place in Punjab, said Imran Khan
Talking about the education sector the PM stated that we first worked on education, we gave 2.6 million scholarships. Pakistan has made equal curriculum for rich and poor. Two universities of information technology are being set up for the first time.
Imran Khan also bashed the opposition in his talk about international affaires. The PM said that leaders never bow down to anyone, look at our misfortune that when our Prime Minister meets the US President, he has a slip in his hand.
Imran Khan expressed that Pakistan is hosting a conference of Islamic countries after 15 years. We want better relations with the world but will not compromise on Pakistan’s interests.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he did not join politics to know the prices of “aloo and tamatar,” but decided to become a politician for the sake of the country’s youth.
The premier said that 25 years ago, he decided to join politics for the sake of the country’s youth, adding that he had no personal gains from doing so as he already had everything in life that a person could dream of.
“I didn’t join politics to know the prices of potatoes and tomatoes. I joined it for the sake of the country’s youth”, the premier said. “If we want to become a great nation, we will have to support the truth, and this is what I have been preaching for the last 25 years.”
During the speech, the premier promised the people of Punjab that his government will work on the development of the province, something which he claimed would be “unprecedented” in the country’s history. “This country will break records in terms of development in the next one-and-a-half years,” he claimed.
The premier then talked about transforming Pakistan into an exemplary welfare society, based on the model of the State of Madinah. “I formed Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority in the country so that every Pakistani child becomes aware of the life and teaching of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and stay on the path of the truth.”
He further claimed that all the previous leaders of the country had no idea why was Pakistan created in the first place.
“If the purpose of creating Pakistan is not known [to these politicians] then we cannot become a nation. Unless the nation stands against evil, it will continue to rise. If they do not stand against oppression then oppression will increase,” he said.
Taking a swipe at Shahbaz, the prime minister said that whenever a foreign diplomat came to meet him, he would quickly change into a suit and a tie. “Since I know the West better than everyone else, I can assure that they do not respect people who polish their boots,” he said. “They respect nations who stand up for themselves.”