Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is travelling to completely different nations all over the world with a “begging bowl” however none of them is giving him a penny, ousted premier Imran Khan mentioned on Sunday.
“See what this imported authorities has carried out to Pakistan,” Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf celebration chairman, mentioned in an interview with an area information channel.
“Shehbaz Sharif is travelling to completely different nations with a begging bowl however none of them is giving him a penny,” Khan mentioned, commenting on the prime minister’s current overseas visits.
Sharif is “even begging India for holding talks, however New Delhi is asking him to first finish terrorism (then it could contemplate speaking to Pakistan),” Khan mentioned, referring to a current interview of the Prime Minister to a UAE media outlet during which he expressed a want for talks with India.
Commenting on the event, India had mentioned it all the time needed regular neighbourly ties with Pakistan however there needs to be an environment free from terror and violence for such a relationship.
Khan’s feedback got here weeks after Sharif’s two-day go to to the UAE throughout which the Gulf emirate agreed to increase an present mortgage of USD 2 billion and supply a further mortgage of USD 1 billion to assist cash-strapped Pakistan sort out its financial issues, together with the quick depleting overseas alternate reserves.
His UAE journey got here on the heels of the Geneva Convention the place the worldwide neighborhood pledged to supply almost USD 10 billion to assist Pakistan rebuild from the summer time’s devastating catastrophic floods.
Sharif’s authorities has additionally requested the IMF to conclude a long-awaited settlement to revive the bailout programme, because it conveyed its willingness to just accept all of the 4 main circumstances set by the worldwide lender.
Money-strapped Pakistan revived a stalled USD 6 billion Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) programme final 12 months which was initially agreed upon in 2019 however is discovering it arduous to satisfy the powerful circumstances of the Washington-based world lender. There are stories that the IMF could not launch extra funds below the programme till the pledges made by the federal government are met.
The IMF board in August accredited the seventh and eighth evaluations of Pakistan’s bailout programme, permitting for a launch of over USD 1.1 billion.
Khan, 70, additional mentioned that he’s 100 per cent certain that Shehbaz Sharif, Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah, and ISI Counter Intelligence Wing head Maj-Gen Faisal Naseer have been behind assassination try on his life.
“Now I’m 100 per cent certain that Shehbaz and the opposite two I named within the FIR, which could not be registered, made a plan to kill me. It was an ideal plan as three skilled shooters have been despatched to assassinate me. However it was God’s will that I survived,” he mentioned.
Khan was hit by three bullets on the container-mounted-truck throughout his celebration’s rally within the Wazirabad space of Punjab province (some 150-km from Lahore) on November 3, final 12 months.
Requested if the army institution turned impartial after the retirement of military chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Khan mentioned: “No, the army institution remains to be not impartial.” Khan requested the army institution to be taught from the previous errors and avoid politics.
“If the army continues to intervene in politics and no free and honest polls are held there will likely be chaos and anarchy within the nation which nobody has imagined,” Khan warned.
The highly effective Military, which has dominated the coup-prone nation for greater than half of its 75 plus years of existence, has hitherto wielded appreciable energy within the issues of safety and overseas coverage.
Khan, who was ousted as prime minister in April final 12 months after a no-confidence movement was handed within the Nationwide Meeting, is in search of recent normal elections in Pakistan.
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