PM Imran steadfast on promises, firm on denying unjust US demands

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan during his scheduled meeting with TV anchors, which also had Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in presence. vowed on Friday that his government would not to accept any unjust demand by the United States.

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Khan welcomed criticism of his government telling TV talk show hosts that criticism does not puzzle him, it rather helps resolving issues.

He noted that Pakistan’s circular debts had reached Rs1200 billion, maintaining that the country could not progress without accountability.

The prime minister said he had directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chief to carry out indiscriminate and across the board accountability which is to be action driven, even if a member of the government was also involved in corruption.

During the meeting, he openly supported Usman Buzdar saying that the Punjab chief minister should be given three months’ time, after which the media should criticise him for his performance.

Commenting on his use of helicopter, Khan said he has been using it to save people from mobility issues.

Regarding his team, he said that he was not responsible for the past of individuals he had inducted in his team. “They have been conveyed that any irregularities would not be tolerated now.”

The prime minister said that none of his cabinet member was appointed permanently and could be shuffled on the basis of performance. About foreign tours, he said that he will venture in the terrain if their is a dire need for it.

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