In an interview with a private TV channel, he said Pakistani Army stand behind a democratically elected government and any attempt to undermine this institution will cost Pakistan. He said that the Army had saved us otherwise the country would have broken into three parts according to Indian design. He said we are trying our best to have good relations with India, but unfortunately, New Delhi’s BJP regime is ideologically against Pakistan and we are very concerned about that.
The Prime Minister said he had no problem with the Army. He says I am not someone who grew up in a military orphanage. He said I had reached where I am because of my 22 years of political struggles. He said that I had reached my current position after going through a process instead of on the recommendation of others. He said they are trying to attack our institutions, especially the army and the judiciary, to pressure them to protect their improperly acquired wealth.
For a question, Imran Khan said Army Commander General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with opposition leaders after getting my nod. He said the Commander of the Army met with the opposition to discuss security issues related to Gilgit-Baltistan.
Answering another question, the Prime Minister said we had decided to give GB temporary provincial status to tackle deprivation of the regional population.
Imran Khan said he would rather quit power than hand over the NRO to those who have robbed Pakistan’s wealth. He says all thieves are united to protect their wealth as they know that I will not give them NRO. He considered that the two NROs given by former President Pervez Musharraf had hurt Pakistan’s economy. He said any compromise with thieves would ruin a country where future generations would not forgive us.
Answering questions, Imran Khan said he was the elected Prime Minister and no one dared ask him to resign. He said he would ask for the resignation of the Commander of the Army if he went for the Kargil War without my knowledge.
He said the opposition to democracy protects public interests and keeps an eye on the government. But unfortunately, our opposition focuses on hiding corruption.
Answering questions about press freedom, he said our government had faced unprecedented criticism in two years.
He rejects all accusations of pressing the media.
The prime minister said the government was taking steps to bill to provide exemplary punishment for rapists including death and chemical castration.
He said the government was committed to increasing exports and reducing imports while making money transfers through banking channels was also made easier.
Responding to a question about Pak-Saudi relations, Imran Khan said that Pakistan enjoys good relations with Saudi Arabia.