Imran says Nawaz playing dangerous game, will send all law-breakers to jail


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Nawaz Sharif is playing a dangerous game and these people enjoy full support from India. He said that the relations between his government and the military are the “best in history” because all institutions are working in their spheres.

In an interview with a private TV channel on Thursday after Nawaz Sharif’s speech at PML-N event, Imran Khan said the army could not be cursed due to the mistakes made by some dictators. He warned that he will send all law-breakers to prison without any indiscrimination.

“If a dictator made mistakes will we always call the army bad? If Justice Munir gave a wrong decision will we call the judiciary bad? If politicians looted wealth and stashed it abroad are all politicians bad?” the premier asked.

PM Imran Khan

He said Pakistan’s history provided the lesson that the “military’s job is not to run the government. If a democratically elected government is performing poorly, it does not mean martial law should be imposed; it means the government should be improved.

“If a judge gives a wrong decision it means the judiciary has to evolve. The army has evolved as well. Contemporary civil-military relations are the best in history because they are all working in their spheres.”

He said the army had stood by his decisions including those regarding relations with India and opening of the Kartarpur Corridor.

The premier said PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif was “never a democratic man” and entered politics through the army’s support.

“Now he has become a super democrat,” he added, saying Nawaz had problems with various former army chiefs and Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, whom he himself appointed.

The prime minister said Nawaz has problems with the army because “they come to steal and our world-class agencies detect their theft”.

He said Nawaz during his tenure had controlled the civil institutions and even the judiciary and had his workers attack the Supreme Court “when justice Sajjad Ali Shah could not be controlled”. “Only the army was not under his control. That is why he couldn’t get along [with them].