Pakistani opposition leader Maryam Nawaz on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan for praising India, saying he should visit the neighboring country if he loves it so much. The remarks by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam, who is the daughter of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, came after Khan called India a ‘nation with great sense. of honour”.
Prime Minister Khan, in an address to the nation on Friday night ahead of the no-confidence motion where he is unlikely to survive unless a miracle happens, said he was not against India and that he had many supporters in the neighboring country. . “No superpower can force India to do anything against its interests. They (India) are buying oil from Russia despite the sanctions.
“Nobody can dictate India. What the European Union ambassadors said here, could they also say it to India? he asked and added that they could not because India is a sovereign nation Responding to his remarks, Maryam said Khan had gone mad.
Someone should tell a person who has gone mad after seeing that power disappear that they were kicked out by their own party and no one else. If you love India so much, then move there and leave the life of Pakistan, the 48-year-old PML-N leader said.
“They protect their independent foreign policy which is centered on its people,” he said. The 69-year-old cricketer-turned-politician, who effectively lost a majority in the 342-member House, appeared to accept the writing on the wall and urged his supporters to stage peaceful protests across the country when the “new imported government” comes to power on Sunday.
Khan faces the possibility of being the first prime minister in the country’s history to be voted out in a no-confidence motion. No Pakistani prime minister has ever completed a full five-year term.
Meanwhile, the opposition has completed initial talks for the formation of a new government once Prime Minister Khan is overthrown. Plans are underway for the removal of President Alvi and the return of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of the United Kingdom, The Express Tribune newspaper reported on Friday. Shehbaz, 70, who is the opposition candidate for the new prime minister, will announce his possible government priorities after being sworn in.
All opposition parties will have proportional representation in the eventual new federal government.