General Bajwa asked me not to call Fazl-ur-Rehman ‘diesel,’ says Prime Minister Imran Khan

General Bajwa asked me not to call Fazl-ur-Rehman ‘diesel,’ says Prime Minister Imran Khan

March 12, 2022 0
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What happened:

On March 11, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that army leader General Qamar Javed Bajwa requested him to refrain from calling Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) president, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, ‘diesel,’ “I am not the one saying it; people gave him this title,” the premiere added while addressing a large public gathering at Blambat Ground in Timergara, Lower Dir’s district headquarter.

Details:

The premier also alluded to a comment made by the JUI-F chairman during a press conference in which he stated that Rehman once said that ‘if elected, he will fix an institution,’ “By an institution, he meant the army,” PM Khan stated as he criticized the opposition parties who ‘attack judges and bribe the media.’

What else:

Commenting on Nawaz Sharif, the premiere said that he has been ordered not to call Nawaz a ‘bhagora’ and ‘liar.’ He said that Nawaz fled Pakistan twice, first for allegedly negotiating a deal with military ruler, Pervez Musharraf and the second time for reportedly faking sickness during his reign. Khan also accused Nawaz of attempting to bribe an army official with a BMW and meeting Modi secretly in Nepal.

About motion of no-confidence:

In response to the no-confidence motion, Imran stated that he ‘wanted’ the opposition to present a no-confidence motion against him. PM Imran lashed out at his opponents, pledging to defeat the no-trust resolution by “taking three wickets down in a single delivery” – a sarcastic allusion to the leaders of the PML-N, PPP, and JUI-F.

Mahnoor Tariq
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