Asserting that talks could not begin with a “self-centered, liar, cheater, anti-benefactor, and anti-army” individual, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday ruled out the prospect of sitting down with PTI Chairman Imran Khan for a political discussion.
PM Press Conference Against Imran Khan
At a press conference, the prime minister strongly rejected the PTI’s appeal for immediate elections, saying that the people should decide who was right and who was wrong in the upcoming general elections, which will take place next year. He was joined by his economic wizard Ishaq Dar.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Dar made a suggestion that Pakistan, which is short on cash, would soon get a further deposit from the benevolent Saudi Arabia, which would aid in stabilising the economy.
It takes two to tango, according to PM Shehbaz, who requested that Mr. Dar meet with President Dr. Arif Alvi to discuss the latter’s willingness to have discussion.
Egotistical, Dishonest, Untrustworthy, Anti-army
“We can put aside all of our differences for the benefit of the nation’s future, but what discussions can we have with someone who is egotistical, dishonest, untrustworthy, anti-army, and unbenevolent? Imran has the power to harm the country for his own gain. The next elections, which will take place at the scheduled time, will now be decided by the electorate,” the prime minister added.
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“We haven’t jeopardised our political capital just for hurried elections. Our primary objective is to stabilise the economy, the PM said.
Even if Mr. Khan could send his team for the purpose, it’s interesting to note that PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry had told that Mr. Khan will never sit down with the rulers for conversation.
Charter of Economy
PM Shehbaz claimed that the previous PTI administration “ridiculed” his proposal for a Charter of Economy and interpreted it as a call for a lenient deal along the lines of a National Reconciliation Ordinance.
The prime minister responded to a query by claiming that the PTI leader similarly lacked thanks for his “benefactor,” former army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Additionally, he stated that Gen. Syed Asim Munir was a “professional soldier, with a sparkling career,” and he hoped that he would improve the institution and serve the nation.
Due ‘Very Soon’ is Nawaz
The Prime Minister responded to a different question by stating that his older brother, the party’s leader, who had “millions of fans in Pakistan,” would return “very soon.”
Regarding oil prices, he claimed that the administration talked about the issue every two weeks and did its best to keep the burden on the populace as low as possible. He continued, “It would undoubtedly transmit the relief as it reached some cushion.”