ISLAMABAD: In an interview to a private TV channel on Friday, PM Imran Khan said that the history of the subcontinent is that it has always been controlled from outside, while Mir Jaffer and Mir Sadiq work from are inside.
He said Mohammad Mosaddegh introduced an independent foreign policy in Iran and he was removed through coup, adding that the outside world needs slaves who bring domestic policy for personal interests.
Imran Khan said he had an idea of conspiracy from August, adding that he knew the planning when people used to go to London. Former PM and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif met Hussain Haqqani in London on March 3.
He went on to say that Hussain Haqqani was also against the Pakistani army but if we do not have a strong army, the enemy will divide our country into 3 parts. “Iraq, Syria, Libya have been weakened due to lack of strong army and Pakistan needs a strong army,” he said adding that nothing should be done to harm the strong army.
Asif Zardari, Nawaz Sharif harmed the country the most, PM Khan said and added Maryam Nawaz openly criticized the army. I will never speak against the army.
Referring to the conspiracy for his ouster, the prime minister said the developing countries were controlled by the abettors calling them Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq of the present day.
In such a case, the foreign powers did not need to conquer a country rather they achieve their objective by planting the people who compromise the national interest.
The prime minister said he had been in the know of the conspiracy since August and had also warned his cabinet of a tough winter ahead.
To a question, he said Nawaz Sharif had been meeting people like Hussain Haqqani who had asked the US to protect Asif Zardari against the Pakistan Army. Haqqani also met Nawaz Sharif on March 3, four days before the government received the communication calling for his ouster.
The prime minister said a strong army was inevitable for the country and exemplified Iraq, Syria, Somalia and Libya were destroyed by the foreign forces as they lacked a strong army. Even Pakistan would also have been disintegrated into three pieces if we did not have a strong army.
Imran Khan said no individual inflicted the loss to the country more than Nawaz Sharif as he was the mastermind of Yellow Journalism, Changa Manga politics and even buying the judges.
He said both Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari made corruption an acceptable evil in society as no civilized society could imagine the trade of loyalties as had been done at Sindh House.
He said that after getting the first NRO from Pervez Musharraf, the opposition was yearning for the second NRO to regain power and abolish National Accountability Bureau to do away with their corruption cases and pave way for revoking the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif. “They are trying to reinstate themselves by destroying the institutions,” he remarked.
The prime minister said the foreign powers were using the “thieves” to control the country who could not speak up to conceal their riches abroad. He said the corrupt leaders insulted Pakistan and put Pakistan’s Ideology on the backburner as they compromised the foreign policy just for sake of aid to become billionaires. He said people of tribal areas as well as the expatriates suffered a lot after Pakistan joined the US-led war against terrorism just for sake of aid and appeasing the superpower.
Reiterating his government’s policy of having cordial relations with all the states, he said Pakistan would become a partner in peace but not conflict. He said that after losing 80,000 lives, Pakistan achieved nothing from the US-led anti-terror war except the elite which got benefits.
He said that contrary to the practice of joining one bloc after the other, his government’s foreign policy was aimed at keeping people’s interests supreme. He said Nawaz Sharif and Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s party had supported the conspiracy against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who was also targeted for towing an independent foreign policy.