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Imran Khan: Can Pakistan conduct a drone strike in UK?

A terror suspect has been living there for 30 years

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 30, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jun 30, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago

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Prime Minister Imran Khan remarked on Wednesday that one of Pakistan’s terror suspects has been living in the UK for the past 30 years. Will the UK government ever allow us to conduct a drone strike to target him?

He was speaking on the floor of the National Assembly during the last day of the budget session.

On relations with the US, he said that Pakistan is willing to partner up with America for the promotion of peace, but never for conflict. The US was defeated in Afghanistan and they placed the blame on us, he claimed.

The PM remarked that they will not compromise the country’s sovereignty any longer.

Electoral reforms

The PM invited opposition members to sit with the government and discuss electoral reforms for the “future of democracy”.

“All elections held after the 1970s have been controversial, and recent by-elections and Senate elections were made controversial too,” he remarked, adding that they want to reform the system so that people begin to accept the results.

For 21 years, I played international cricket and there was a system where countries had their own umpires. So many teams would blame the umpires for making unfair decisions. Pakistan was the first country to appoint neutral umpires, and this solved the problem.

“It is time for us to fight elections and for people to stop complaining about election results,” he remarked. The opposition said that the 2018 elections were rigged so we asked them for proof.

Budget reflects the country’s vision

Speaking about Budget 2021-22, he remarked that the budget should reflect the country’s vision and thanked Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin for preparing a budget that was aligned with PM Khan’s vision for the country.

When we started PTI, my motivation was simple; I wanted to restore Pakistan’s original ideology. Pakistan was named the Islamic Republic of Pakistan by our leaders and we must respect that.

He said that his party’s vision statement comprises three basic principles: justice, humanity, and self-respect. “This is reflected in our budget too.”

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