GILGIT: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday reiterated his stance that opposition leaders won’t be given a nationwide reconciliation ordinance (NRO) and the anti-government protests are a ploy to pressurise him.
Addressing a rally in Gilgit, the premier termed the Jamaat-e-Ulema-Islam Fazl-led Azadi march to be a ruse to pressurise the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) authorities into giving opposition events a deal.
“However I need to inform them that I cannot give an NRO to anybody,” mentioned the premier.
Taking a jibe on the JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the prime minister mentioned there was no want of a “Jewish conspiracy” within the presence of the veteran politician.
“Indian media has given unprecedented protection to the anti-government protests. It’s as if he [Fazl] is an Indian nationwide.”
“Who do the opposition events desire azadi [independence] from?” he added.
PM Imran reiterated that his 22-year outdated political battle in opposition to corruption, the basis explanation for poverty within the nation, will proceed. He additionally claimed that the inflation fee in earlier governments was larger.
The prime minister additional mentioned the federal government will present meals to the individuals of the ‘Azadi March’.
“They’re allowed to proceed their protests for so long as they like however they won’t be given NRO.”
Opposition leaders are staging a present of energy within the federal capital because the much-hyped ‘Azadi March’ led by JUI-F’s Maulana Fazlur Rehman enters a decisive part on Friday afternoon.
The protest is the primary concerted opposition problem that PM Imran Khan has confronted since he received a common election final yr promising to finish corruption and create jobs for the poor.
The opposition says the federal government is illegitimate and is being propped up by the navy, which has dominated Pakistan for about half of its historical past and units safety and international coverage. The navy denies meddling in politics.
PM Imran has dismissed the opposition calls to step down and the federal government has warned it won’t tolerate chaos on the streets.
The military chief, Common Qamar Javed Bajwa, has urged PM Imran to deal with the protest peacefully and keep away from violence by either side, a navy spokesman mentioned.