Civilian and army leaderships have had a ‘chequered relationship’ Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned his authorities had a wonderful relationship with the armed forces.

Giving an interview to Al-Jazeera, PM Imran mentioned that “the military stands with us” and that “we have an excellent relationship”. 

“I honestly think it’s the most harmonious relationship, we have complete coordination, we work together, the military completely stands with all the government’s democratic policies,” he mentioned, including that the armed forces and the civilian authorities have been on the identical web page whether or not it got here to the India coverage or peace in Afghanistan. 

Talking in regards to the Afghanistan warfare, he mentioned the 19 years of warfare had created such “divisions in society” that it was not attainable for everybody to get collectively for peace rapidly. 

Nevertheless, he acknowledged that progress had been made within the peace talks. “This is the nearest we have got to peace in Afghanistan and a political solution,” he mentioned.

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“Whatever the Afghans think is good for them, is good for us,” he mentioned, including that Pakistan had carried out no matter it might to get the Afghan authorities and the Taliban on the desk for talks. 

He acknowledged that there have been ‘spoilers’ within the peace course of and mentioned that India was not in favour of peace within the war-torn nation. 

In response to a query about freedom of the press and expression in Pakistan, PM Imran mentioned that that “blatant propaganda” had taken place towards his authorities. 

“In my two years of power, tell me how many journalists have been kidnapped in Pakistan,” he requested. 

PM Imran mentioned that he had spent 20 years of his life within the UK and he “knew what freedom of speech is”. The prime minister mentioned that if he was within the UK and the media there was criticising him in such a fashion, his authorities would “have claimed millions of dollars of damages”. 

“Unfortunately, it’s us, the government and the ministers who feel unprotected. It’s not the media,” mentioned the prime minister. 

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PM Imran known as into query the definition of intimidation, saying that if a faux information is printed towards the prime minister and the premier then decides to take that journalist to courtroom, it shouldn’t be known as intimidation because it “happens everywhere around the world”. 

He mentioned that India was not a stakeholder within the Afghanistan peace course of because it didn’t have a border with Afghanistan whereas Pakistan did. 

“Instability there creates instability in the border regions what were former tribal areas of Pakistan and that creates a problem for the whole country,” he mentioned. 

Talking on the India-Pakistan relations, PM Imran mentioned that when he grew to become the nation’s prime minister, he prolonged ” a hand of friendship towards India”. 

“The tragedy of India is that it is being ruled by an extremist,” mentioned PM Imran. “It is an extremist government. It is a Hindu supremacist government inspired by the ideology of the Nazis,” he added. 

He recalled how the RSS had been thrice banned in India, lamenting that the proponents of such an extremist organisation was in charge of a nuclear-armed nation of greater than a billion folks. 

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In response to a query about whether or not he thinks Western international locations deserted Pakistan on the difficulty of occupied Kashmir, PM Imran mentioned that many international locations sadly saved their industrial pursuits in thoughts. 

He mentioned that the world seems to be upon India as a “huge market” therefore it was ignoring such an enormous travesty of justice in Kashmir. 

“It doesn’t mean that we are sitting down and accepting this. We will keep trying,” he mentioned. 

Answering a query about Pakistan’s relations with Saudi Arabia, he mentioned that the dominion will “always be a friend of Pakistan” nonetheless, admitting that Islamabad wished the OIC to take a front-role when it got here to the difficulty of occupied Kashmir.  

Reacting to the current normalisation of ties between Israel and the UAE, PM Imran categorically mentioned that “any one-sided solution” is not going to work. “Israel must realise this, if they do not allow the Palestinians to have a just settlement, a viable state, this issue’s not going to die down. Even if some countries recognise Israel, it’s not going to die down,” he added.

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When requested whether or not Islamabad with renegotiating its phrases of the China-Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC) with Beijing, PM Imran rejected the notion, including that Pakistan’s relationship with its ally was higher than ever. 

“Pakistan’s economic future is linked to China,” he mentioned. “China is growing at a faster pace than any other country and Pakistan, you know, can really benefit from the way China has developed,” he added. 

When requested if Pakistan was resetting its ties with america, PM Imran puzzled why it needs to be an “either, or” components. “Why does Pakistan have to be in any camp?” he requested. “Every country looks to its own interests. Why can’t we have good relations with everyone,” PM Imran puzzled, including that Islamabad and Washington loved good relations as each have been “partners for peace in Afghanistan”. 

Rejecting the notion that he had a “small window” to ship on his guarantees that he made to voters, PM Imran mentioned that Pakistan not made insurance policies for the poor. 

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“Our construction policy, the education policy and our economic policies are all aimed at getting the poor out of poverty,” he mentioned, highlighting his authorities’s healthcare insurance coverage initiative in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its intention to introduce a uniform training syllabus throughout the nation as main adjustments.