.Pakistan PM Imran Khan in the New Showdown, Shortly after Khan’s speech, PML-N leader and Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, took to Twitter to say that his warnings that if he is removed from power, he will become more dangerous are nothing more than empty threats.
“Khan sounds like a man who has not only been defeated, but has also accepted his defeat.” He’s been in office for four years and is still only whining. ‘The ‘cartels’ you’re complaining about are the MAFIAS on your right and left who have fleeced 220 million and run your kitchen,’ Maryam wrote on Twitter.
She was apparently referring to the Election Commission’s recent damning report, which stated that Khan’s ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf under-reported an amount of PKR 312 million over a four-year period, between FY 2009-10 and FY 2012-13.
The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of nearly a dozen opposition parties, was formed in response to the Pakistan Army’s interference in politics and the installation of a “puppet” Prime Minister Khan thru a “manipulated” election.
Maulana Fazlur Rahman, President of the PDM and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, has announced that the opposition parties will launch a long march toward Islamabad on March 23 to rid the country of Imran Khan’s “incapable and illegitimate” government.
Khan also slammed Shehbaz Sharif, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, and refused to interact with him.
“I get chastised for not meeting Shehbaz, the Leader of the Opposition.” “However,” he added, “I see him as the nation’s criminal.”
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned opposition parties that forcing him to resign would make him more dangerous, and he refused to make any concessions to them.
Responding to a question about the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) planned long march on March 23 during live calls from the public, Khan stated that the march would fail.
“If I take to the streets, you [opposition parties] will have nowhere to hide,” Khan said, adding that if forced to resign, he would be even more dangerous.
He accused the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief of evading corruption charges by failing to respond to allegation charges.
In response to a question about Nawaz Sharif’s possible return, he said, “Please come back, we are waiting for you,” but added, “He will not come back.” He is obsessed with money.” Sharif has been in self-exile in the United Kingdom since November 2019. He had travelled to London after the Lahore High Court granted him bail for four weeks in order to receive treatment in another country. In a corruption case, he was serving a seven-year sentence in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail.
Khan claimed that former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf committed the “biggest sin” by granting the Opposition NROs (National Reconciliation Ordinances).
He stated that the opposition wanted to blackmail the government, but that doing so would be a “betrayal” if he ever made any concessions to them.
Khan stated that his government will serve out its current term while also winning the next general election.
She stated that the corruption cases filed by the Imran Khan government against the Sharifs could not be proven.
“The charges you levelled against the Sharifs and the PML-N were false and fabricated, and they were doomed to fail.” Do not blame the judiciary now that your reality has become apparent to the rest of the world. “You only have yourself to blame for your vindictiveness and vengeance,” she wrote.
“Every word Imran Khan spoke today reeks of failure, dashed hopes, and a lack of faith in his or the PTI’s future.” “This was unavoidable, man,” she explained.
Khan also stated in his programme that rising commodity prices in the country were robbing him of peace.
“It’s the only thing that keeps me awake at night,” he said when asked about the skyrocketing inflation by a caller, but he quickly added that the price rise was a global phenomenon, and that the UK and EU were also affected.
He went on and on about prices and his efforts to solve economic problems, including inflation, which his government had been attempting to address with a slew of measures.
“My government also spent $8 billion on people’s welfare to offset the impact of the coronavirus,” he said, but added that the amount was small in comparison to rich countries, claiming that the US spent $6,000 billion on people’s welfare.
Apart from Covid-19, he stated that his government had to deal with the Afghan crisis because, following the Taliban takeover, dollars began to flow out of Pakistan, negatively impacting the rupee.
In defending his performance, Khan stated that net wealth had increased due to the World Bank’s estimate of a 5.37 percent increase in Pakistan’s GDP. He attributed the increase to sound policies.
He stated that car and motorcycle production was at an all-time high, and that the corporate sector made large profits, while the agricultural sector also did very well.