In a controversial statement, Imran Khan, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister, stated that if the country’s establishment fails to make the right decisions, it could split in three and lose its nuclear deterrent capabilities. These remarks were made by the ousted PM in an interview with a private TV channel. Imran Khan was asked by a TV interviewer, “If you don’t have the establishment with you, regardless of your popularity, then you won’t be able to come back to power.” This being said, what’s your strategy for the future?
“The real problem is Pakistan and the establishment. He said that if the establishment fails to make the right decision, I will write it to them in writing and they will be destroyed. The armed forces would be the first to be destroyed.” He added, “Pakistan is going to be divided into three parts.” The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, warned that if the country’s economy was destroyed, the establishment would default and the world would request Pakistan to denuclearize — just as it did in the 1990s with Ukraine.
This language is not the work of Modi, but Pakistani officials. He said that Imran Khan’s power was not all there is. “Be brave, learn to stand on your own feet, and make politics now.”
Zardari instructed the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), workers, to protest Imran Khan’s remarks throughout Pakistan. Talal Chaudhry, the leader of the PPP coalition partner Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz – PML-N, said that Imran Khan had lost power and started to talk about the country’s disintegration and loss of nuclear assets.
“We ask the Supreme Court to clarify whether we have the fundamental right of peaceful protest. According to the media portal, he said that he would announce the date of our next long marches as soon as the apex court rules on the petition.”
This is in the context where the federal and Punjab governments used force against participants of the so-called Azadi march of Imran Khan on May 25, to protest Shehbaz Sharif’s government.