Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), denied calling property magnate Malik Riaz to reconcile with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.
Khan’s remarks pertain to a rumored telephone call leaked on social media. Malik Riaz can be heard in the audio recording stating that Khan desires reconciliation with Zardari. Riaz remarked, “I’m sending you a very important message.” “[He sent me numerous texts today.].” Zardari says that it is currently “impossible.”
While speaking to digital journalists in Peshawar, Khan denied the claim.
Khan disclosed that his administration faced “considerable pressure” to recognize Israel as a sovereign state when he was in office.
“We received a message urging you to consider your country, but I cannot identify who provided the message at this moment,” Khan stated.
After a Pakistani expatriate delegation from the United States (US) visited Israel, Khan criticized the government and asserted that it was planning to recognize Israel.
PTI MNAs need not authenticate their resignations.
Khan stated that PTI members of the National Assembly (MNAs) have resigned from their positions and that there was no need for them to validate their resignations.
“We had announced our resignation before the National Assembly’s speaker. There is no need for each member to independently validate their resignation […] the day we return to the assembly will signify that we have accepted this foreign administration,” Khan stated.
Only the army and PTI can preserve Pakistan’s integrity.
Regarding the army chief’s appointment, Khan stated that he was unaware of the candidates and had not considered the protocol. He asserted that “individuals within institutions” held “opinions on particular problems.” He did not, however, identify the individuals.
“Only the army and the PTI can preserve the integrity of Pakistan,” he remarked.