Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the opposition party wants to create a rift between his government and the armed forces. Speaking with reporters in Islamabad on Friday, he said he was aware of the meetings opposition politicians had held with the country’s military leadership.
PM Khan said the Pakistani Army continues to support democracy and listen to his government. “The opposition is unhappy to see unprecedented harmony between the government and the army and they want to create a rift between the civilian-military leadership,” he said. “The army does 100% what I ask. The army respects my decisions on various important issues, such as returning Indian Air Force fighter pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to India, opening the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims, policies on Afghanistan and India, and so on. “
Speaking about the Gilgit-Baltistan assembly elections in November, Khan claimed that India wanted to create riots in Gilgit-Baltistan. Without providing any evidence, he said his government and the Pakistani military were aware of India’s growing interest in Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Pakistani PM also accused India of fomenting sectarian problems in the country, but did not provide any evidence to back up his claim. “They want to create a sectarian crisis in Pakistan,” he said.