Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said today, in an at no other time seen way, the Opposition is “targeting” the military and censuring it simply like the “India propaganda machine”.
“So I know […] and our members of parliament were saying this […] the way the political Opposition is levelling criticism on the army is unprecedented in Pakistan’s history,” PM Imran Khan said.
He said previous military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf was likewise reprimanded yet he was the nation’s chief just as the military boss, “so yes of course he was criticised”.
“But the sort of language that is being used for the army today is the kind that India’s propaganda machine uses against the army.”
He was talking in Chakwal following the divulging of Chakwal University.
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He said that numerous individuals of the territory — from Jhelum, Chakwal, and Mianwali — had joined the military and had delivered various penances in the administration of the military.
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The head at that point discussed the EU DisinfoLab uncovering in any event 700 phony Indian sites in which they would distribute news on the name of expired people even.
“The sole purpose was to paint Pakistan in a bad light, so that foreign investors stay away. And then the Pakistan army was especially targeted because India wants to weaken us,” the PM said.
He said that India has consistently been intending to introduce Pakistan Army as “a rogue army and terrorists.” “Narendra Modi would openly call the last army chief a terrorist.”
PM Imran Khan said that these phony sites “would also promote” the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s exercises. He said that “there are many journalists also who promote them and were part of the disinformation campaign.”
“For the first time, the Opposition is targeting Pakistan’s army. The army chief and the ISI chief. And they are saying the army was involved in rigging and so the government is selected.
“So at that point, did you go to the Election Commission, the Supreme Court, the Parliament?”
He said that the Opposition has been decrying “rigged elections” for the past two years but has not provided any proof. Citing the example of the recently held presidential elections in the US, he said that when a hue and cry over rigging was raised, the media was the first to ask for proof.
“They have plundered the nation with two hands for as long as 30 years,” said PM Imran Khan. He said both Opposition party leaders Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari have been reported by many UK and US publications as corrupt, with documentaries even made on their “thievery”.
“They would call each other degenerate at one point in time,” he said.
The premier said that the Opposition only holds its own interests dear and not those of the country.
‘NRO for Opposition greatest act of treason’
He said today, Pakistan needs a strong army “like never before”, because never before was there a government in India like today. “Extremist, extremist, bigot, hostile to Muslim, against Islam and against Pakistan, […] and with what they are doing to the Kashmiris, it’s unprecedented.”
The premier said that under such circumstances, the “Opposition is advising the military to eliminate a chosen government from force and eliminate the military boss in the event that he is reluctant to do so”.
“They are advising the military to do a military overthrow in the nation and they call themselves democratic.”
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The prime minister said he had never before witnessed such attempts to undermine the country by any government. He said that the Opposition’s sole aim is for the government to give them an NRO in some way. “They need to extort us. They realize they can’t do that to me, so they have focused on establishments, figuring they can pressurize me to excuse them.”
PM Imran Khan said that if anyone grants “any of these people” an NRO, it will be “the most noteworthy demonstration of treason” against the country. “The foe wouldn’t have acted in a manner more awful than such an individual who lets them off the hook.”
‘What example will we set if we don’t punish them?’
He said that he is aware of the needs of the people, but when the “corrupt” rule the country, the entire system under which people’s needs should be serviced is destroyed.
The premier said the government has “very little” left to spend on the people due to half of its collections being used for debt repayment int he first year and in the second, even more than that due to accrued interest.
“If we don’t rebuff such individuals, what sort of model would we say we are setting for our youngsters? That the amazing can pull off anything and the correctional facilities are just for the poor?” he asked.
‘What is your qualification?’
Without naming PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, “the two kids who are holding NRO rallies”, the prime minister said that if someone were to ask them what their job experience is, what would they say?
“They will say our dads are the most bad individuals in Pakistan. What’s more, they have arguments arranged against them. Furthermore, they are being sentenced by the courts. This is our qualification.”
He said the two “have not worked an hour in their life”.
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“These two (Nawaz and Zardari) have plundered the nation for a very long time and are tycoons and have billions abroad and their kids are additionally abroad.
“What is the reason that you two (Bilawal and Maryam) are the leaders of the party? What have you done?” asked the prime minister.
PM Imran Khan further stated: “The two have set out to run the country. And what is their job experience? That ‘we had a very privileged upbringing but unfortunately the money was not legitimate income’.”