DUBAI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan won’t allow anyone to attack Saudi Arabia, adding that the country will always stand with the Kingdom, he made this comments on Wednesday during his first interview to international media after assuming the office.
When asked who is Imran Khan? He replied, Imran was an ordinary man who had big dreams, which he achieved through struggle, adding; “Each time there was a setback in my life and I learnt from my bad time because failure is the best teacher."
Responding to a question he said: "Having seen my mother’s pain, I decided to build a cancer hospital, after achieving the first dream then I decided to change Pakistan. He added that his government will change the way Pakistan has been governed, adding they will change the mindset of the people of the country.
He also revealed why he chose Saudi Arabia as first destination in the foreign trip, saying: "I didn’t have to go outside of Pakistan for first three months because of diverse crises. But I am visiting Saudi Arabia because I was kindly invited by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and as a Muslim I should visit Makkah and Madina," adding whenever a leader wins an election in Pakistan, the first visit is always to Saudi Arabia. He said that Saudi Arabia has a special place in the hearts of all Muslims.
In reply to a question about Saudi Arabia's role in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Prime Minister, said that CPEC is one of the greatest opportunities which allows people to invest in Pakistan. CPEC connects Pakistan from sea right up to China and all along the way there will be industrial zones which will be great opportunity for the people to invest.
He further said that once peace comes in Afghanistan then the same road will connect Pakistan to Central Asia, adding this whole area is where the future is, he also hoped for the improvement in Pak-India relation.
Highlighting the sacrifices of Pakistan and its people in war on terror, Imran Khan said the country has suffered for the last 15 years because of the war on terror, resulting the death of 88,000 Pakistanis, while the loss to the economy has been over $100 billion.
Sharing his views on Saudi-Yemen relations, Imran khan said that Pakistan would like its role as reconciliator to bring Muslim world together. In Yemen is also, "if we are required, we will play positive role there also to end the conflict," he added.
Expressing his desire for peace in the Middle East and strengthening ties among Muslim countries, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan would like to play its role as reconciliator to bring Muslim world together. "This would be our main effort. I would like to ensure peace in the Middle East because it is very distressing for Muslims to see conflict among Muslim nations. If you look at the Muslim world... in Libya, in Somalia, Syria, Afghanistan." he added.
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