Sami Ibrahim has extracted many truths during former PM Imran Khan interview as Khan reveals many things about his nearly 4-year stint as head of the country.
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Imran Khan says that heading the weak government due to the low number of national assembly seats was a mistake & that he should’ve conducted new polls for a heavy majority.
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Khan says he had to form a coalition government with other parties composed of people he had not known about. They later blackmailed his government.
The weak government he says created for him many problems due to which he had to rely on powerful quarters(military establishment) who helped him in certain areas. Referring to the statement of FIA prosecutor Sikandar Zulqarnain, Khan implies that NAB was handled by the military establishment who saved Shahbaz Sharif otherwise he would have been convicted in prison a year before.
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The former Prime Minister reiterated how the leaders of Muslim world have not conveyed or explained the hurt caused to Muslims by the desecration of the Prophet Muhammad(PBUH).
On being asked if any leader or diplomat appreciated him for raising awareness about Islamophobia at global forums, Following his talk at the OIC meeting, Khan said, he was approached by the head of state of an Arab country who told him that nobody dared to bravely raise the issue of Islamophobia due to fear of reprisal from Western countries.
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Imran Khan in reply to Sami Ibrahim’s question expressed his disappointment with the events that happened during his last night as PM of Pakistan.
Khan says he didn’t know about the prison vans roaming around the red zone. He also mentioned how Supreme Court & the Islamabad High Court were opened at midnight.
He reveals how the Speaker of the national assembly’s hands was tied by the Supreme Court in utter disregard for the trichotomy of powers enshrined in the constitution which suggests that the Parliament is supreme & that no external force can question the proceeding inside the lawmaking body.
All in all, the former PM says the state institutions who are supposed to strengthen the foundations of Pakistan instead weakened it & that history will not forget anyone.
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The PTI Chairman in reply to a question by Sami Ibrahim said he believes in people power, it’s the people who should be deciding who they want to lead the country.
He reiterated that he had everything he needed to live a peaceful life & that the driving force of his coming into politics was the ideology of Pakistan which the founders idealized it as an Islamic welfare state.
Learning he got from his playing days in the sports of Cricket has helped him develop the persistency & patience required to cope with discrete situations, Khan said.
Imran Khan said he has asked the top court to let him know if he’s allowed to protest in a democratic country. it’s a trial of the Supreme Court, the military establishment known as the power brokers whose decisions can take Pakistan up the path of prosperity or down the road of destruction.
“Never had I imagined that the people would come out in such a huge number to protest against the regime change,” Khan says adding that he & his wife were surprised to see the scenes of people outpouring the streets of Pakistan.
Khan repeated how the people of Pakistan who are generally known to distribute sweets when a government was taken over protested & joined him in his record-breaking rallies across multiple cities of Pakistan in a short period of time.