I would be more dangerous if forced to step down, Pakistan PM Imran Khan warns Opposition

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday warned the Opposition parties that he would be more dangerous if they forced him to step down as he ruled out granting any concession to them.Responding to a question about the planned long march by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on March 23 during live calls by the public, Khan said that the move would fail.
“If I take to the streets, then you (opposition parties) won’t find any place to hide,” Khan said, adding that he would be more dangerous if forced to step down.
The PDM – an alliance of nearly a dozen opposition parties – was formed against the Pakistan Army’s interference in politics and installing “puppet” Prime Minister Khan through a “manipulated” election. PDM President and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl head Maulana Fazlur Rahman has announced that the opposition parties would launch a long march towards Islamabad on March 23 to rid the nation of the “incapable and illegitimate” government of Imran Khan.
Khan also slammed the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and refused to have any interaction with him. “I get called out for not meeting Shehbaz as he is the Leader of the Opposition.
(But) I see him as the nation’s criminal,” he said.
He accused the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief of evading cases of corruption by not responding to allegation charges.
Khan said that the entire Sharif family would end up fleeing to London where Nawaz Sharif and his two sons were already living.
To a question about the possible return of Nawaz Sharif, he said, “Please come back, we are waiting for you” but added: “He will not come back.
He loves money.
” Sharif has been living in the UK in self-exile since November 2019. He had gone to London after the Lahore High Court granted him bail for four-weeks to get his treatment abroad. He was serving a seven-year term at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail in a corruption case. Khan said that former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf committed the “biggest sin” by granting NROs (National Reconciliation Ordinances) to the Opposition.

(Agencies)