Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are in safe hands: Imran Khan


–Tareen says Oct 2 indictment will answer Nawaz’s questions  

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that the nuclear weapons of Pakistan are in safe hands.

In an interview with a foreign news agency on Friday, he said that rumours about Pakistan nuclear programme was a part of the western propaganda and the allegations levelled by US President Donald Trump had injured the sentiments of Pakistanis.

He said it seems that Donald Trump is unfamiliar with the history of Pakistan, adding that “it seems Trump has no knowledge of this region nor does he know the dynamics of over a decade-old war that the US is fighting in Afghanistan”.

He said the existence of Taliban in Afghanistan is a reality and it would be an injustice to hold Pakistan responsible for the US defeat in Afghanistan.

He said it was China, instead of Pakistan, that rebutted Trump’s statement by acknowledging the sacrifices the country had rendered as part of the war on terror. More than 70,000 Pakistanis lost their lives, thousands got injured, billions of rupees worth of loss was inflicted on Pakistan’s economy, but in the end, this [“do more” claims by the US] was what the country had achieved, he said, referring to the new US strategy.

Oct 2 indictment will answer Nawaz’s questions:  On the other hand, PTI leader Jahangir Tareen said Nawaz Sharif would know why he was disqualified when the court will indict him on October 2.

While speaking to reporters in Lodhran, he said that the Sharif family failed to provide evidence to the Supreme Court during the one-and-a-half year, which now rules out any possibility that they would be able to provide anything.

The accountability court, hearing corruption cases against the Sharif family, said on Tuesday that the former premier will be indicted on October 2. “Sharifs have always made a deal. If they had not gone to Saudi Arabia under the deal in Musharraf’s regime, then what is happening today would have happened earlier,” he said.

Tareen also criticised Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for painting Sharif as the “actual premier” and demanded him to dissolve the assemblies.