Opposition parties opposed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement that the military knows who is corrupt in the country, calling the statement “irresponsible”. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) even called for the Prime Minister’s dismissal for his “irresponsible statements” about “Pakistan’s military and national security institutions”.
Prime Minister Imran Khan while talking to journalists at his Banigala residence had made the statement while responding to a question about a general perception said he was no more enjoying good relations with the establishment, army knew well that neither he was making money nor was he corrupt as he was working hard day and night and, therefore, he was not afraid of the army. The agencies know who is doing what and that is why those who indulged in corruption, have fears”.
In a statement, PPP secretary general Nayyar Bokhari said that the countries were run through statesmanship, and not in a childish way. “Intoxicated with power, Imran Khan has lost his senses. His cure is only a parliamentary impeachment,” he said.
Mr Bokhari said that making the army controversial through such statements that could cause chaos in the country did not suit a person sitting in the highest office of prime minister. He alleged that Mr. Khan was making such statements in an effort to hide his incapability to deliver.
The PPP leader said the nation was waiting for the outcome of the corruption references, including helicopter scam, Malam Jabba, Billion Tree Project, and BRT. He also criticized the prime minister for giving a clean chit to those responsible for the recent wheat and sugar crises in the country.
The head of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Senator Sirajul Haq, said that the Prime Minister’s claim that the army stood behind him amounted to dragging the national institution into politics. He said this was not the first time that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government had attempted to cause embarrassment to the military.
He added that the chief executive of a country was instead expected to claim that the masses, and not the army, were standing behind him. The rulers never let go of any moment to issue irresponsible statements. They were also incompetent and knew nothing how to run the government.
On the foreign front, he said, the government failed to fight the Kashmir case and, at home, caused irreparable damage to the economy by handing the country over to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The poor were starving to death due to inflation and thousands had lost their jobs due to the flawed economic policies implemented by the government on the dictation of the IMF
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28 March, 2020