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April 1, 2019

Imran’s policy towards India akin to Nawaz’s: Nisar

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April 1, 2019

TAXILA: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has the same point of view on India like Nawaz Sharif.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, he said a detailed debate must be held over matters relating to Pakistan and India. Nisar reiterated that he has nothing to set good expectations from India. Nobody wants a war here. Dialogues should be held with India, he said. He said that the government should let the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) work as an independent institution. He advised the government to address the opposition’s complaints regarding accountability and to make the process of accountability transparent.

Nisar revealed that he has had close contacts with a political party which stops him joining any of its opponent political party of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). He said that he would make a decision for future political plans at an appropriate time. The senior politician, however, hinted that he would finalise his future political strategy at an appropriate time.

The former interior minister refused to make commentsover PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif. Nisar said that he cannot comment over Sharif as his matter was under proceeding in the court.

Commenting over the latest anti-corruption cases Nisar said that he was not against accountability but it should be carried out in a transparent manner. He was of the view that the government was creating an impression of having influences over arrests in corruption cases. He added that the government seemed involved in recent arrest instead of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). He urged that the country needs political stability.

The politician questioned what would be the future of a country whose economy depended on loans. He said that Pakistan needs years to get rid of loans.

While expressing his thoughts Nisar said Financial Action Task Force (FATF) was apparently a political institution. He said that some powers were sewing conspiracies to blacklisting Pakistan. He demanded political leaders to restrain from delivering such statements which weaken stance of Pakistan at international forums.

Chaudhry Nisar said that many of the oppositions’ complaints regarding accountability were valid. He strongly criticised the government’s policies and said that unfortunately, Pakistan is caught in a huge debt crisis but the government is not focused on country’s issues. “Incumbent government has broken all previous records of debt,” Nisar said and added everyone is struggling for it their own interests. The government continues to change its statements on daily basis. The former minister said a debate should be held in the Parliament on the issues the country face.

He asked if anyone could teach PM Imran Khan that governments cannot be run on tweets, adding that he shouldn’t have mentioned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s felicitation in tweet. “The prime minister needs to think properly before taking any decisions regarding India, while a debate on the issue of Afghanistan should also be held,” he said.

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