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PM Imran Khan says U-turns ‘are solely unhealthy when ideology is compromised’

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  • PM Imran Khan laments his earlier remark about “being prepared” was “misconstrued”, says he by no means made any excuses
  • States that “only a fool would not to know the problems of their country”
  • Says PTI govt’s two years in energy handed in “great difficulty”, and that Pakistan’s good instances “are coming now”
  • Notes that there would “have been no accountability” if he shaped govt with PPP, PML-N

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday stated that “U-turns are only bad when the ideology is compromised” in what got here as his newest defence of backtracking on guarantees and vows.

Chatting with Dunya Information in an interview, PM Imran Khan lamented that his touch upon his authorities’s preparation was “misconstrued,” including that he had by no means made any excuses. 

“My statement that I was not prepared was completely misunderstood,” he stated. “I never made any excuses that I was not prepared. Two difficult years of my life have passed.”

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“Only a fool would not know the problems of their country,” he said, including that the options to Pakistan’s ongoing challenges are “painful”.

The premier stated his PTI-led authorities’s two years in energy had handed in “great difficulty,” however displaying optimism, the PM predicted that Pakistan’s good instances “are coming now”.

“People will decide about my performance after five years [and] God willing, Pakistan will soon have great times.”

PM Imran Khan careworn that governments ought to be given shows on performance and processes concerned in operating workplaces earlier than coming into energy in order that “you come and start working” straight away. 

“It has been two months since the government in Gilgit-Baltistan was elected and they are still being given presentations”, he stated.

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‘PTI govt repaid $20 bn value of debt in 2 years’

Shedding gentle on the financial scenario within the nation, PM Khan stated that “debt at home rose because income is low and expenses are high.”

“Reducing expenditure at home can become a pain,” he stated. “There was a historic deficit in the current account [but] we repaid $20 billion worth of debt in [the past] two years. After 17 years, the current account deficit has turned into a positive [balance] for five months.

He added that half of Pakistan’s tax revenue goes into debt repayments and that the country’s remittances and exports have increased. 

“Our rupee has survived a crash and we’re not pouring {dollars} into the market to cease the rupee from dipping,” he maintained.

‘There could be no accountability if I had shaped govt with PPP, PML-N’

Talking of the Opposition events and the PTI regime’s coalition companions, PM Khan stated there would have been no accountability had he shaped a authorities with the PPP and the PML-N. “I would rather have sat in the Opposition.”

“After coming into power, the looting process in the country can only be stopped through accountability,” he stated, including that his occasion’s relations with allies, together with the PML-Q and the MQM-P, have been good.

“My fight was against the terrorist founder of Muttahida [Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L)],” he added, noting that the views of the Karachi-based occasion’s Pakistan faction are much like that of the PTI.

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‘Opposition stated PTI govt would collapse inside 2 months’

PM Imran Khan additionally stated that when his authorities got here into energy, rival events stated that ‘the federal government would fall inside a month or two.’ He added that when corona [virus pandemic] hit, the Opposition celebrated it.

“The Opposition parties kept raising a hue and cry about how my government was going to crash,” he added, noting that PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif returned from London in hopes that the PTI regime was about to be completed away with.

PM Imran Khan underlined that it was the Sharif household that first joined the ‘sugar mafia’. 

“Nawaz Sharif, [Asif Ali] Zardari, and their ministers set up sugar mills while sugar exports were only on paper,” he stated.

“If corruption allegations are levelled against any of my ministers, I will take action,” PM Khan vowed, including that corruption, along with the involvement of a rustic’s premiers or ministers in graft, destroyed nations.

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