Monday Oct 28 2019
Web Desk

PM Imran says will not be blackmailed by 'corrupt' opposition

Web Desk

NANKANA SAHIB: Prime Minister Imran Khan hit out at the opposition again on Monday by saying that he will not be blackmailed, and no matter what strategy the opposition adopted, he would not give an NRO to anyone.

The prime minister made the comments while addressing a ceremony after laying the foundations for the Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib.

“Kartarpur is the Madina of the Sikh community and Nankana Sahib is their Makkah,” said the prime minister as a rebuttal to the opposition’s calls that Pakistan should have not opened the Kartarpur Corridor. 

Imran added that no matter how bad the relations were between Pakistan and India, the Sikh community would always flock to Guru Nanak and Pakistan should never stop them. 

PM Imran cited the example of Saudi Arabia, saying that even Riyadh did not bar Muslims from visiting holy sites in the kingdom, no matter how bad their relationship with the pilgrims from other nations.

While talking about former premier Nawaz Sharif’s health, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his arch–rival had lauded the medical services being provided to him. 

He lamented over how he could provide no guarantees about his own life, and was expected to give guarantees about the health of Nawaz Sharif. 

Imran added that the government had arranged for doctors from Karachi and specially sent the CEO of Shaukat Khannum hospital to examine the former premier.

While talking about the JUI-F led Azadi Marach, the prime minister said that the aim of the march was not to highlight the failure of his government but to blackmail a successful regime.  

He asked the crowd to look at the previous government’s inflation and see that the lowest amount of inflation was under his tenure.

“They have all gathered together because this is a way of blackmailing,” the premier informed the people.