Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan "strictly" directed PTI's members of the National Assembly (MNAs) to either abstain from voting or not attend the session when the no-confidence motion against him would be on the agenda. In a letter to the PTI MNAs, the prime minister said, "All the members of the [PTI] in the National Assembly shall abstain from voting/not attend the meeting of the National Assembly on the date when the said resolution is set out on the agenda." He also warned party members of severe repercussions in case of disobeying him.
Islamabad: On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan called out the "corrupt" opposition leaders and said that whether he loses his government or his life, he would never forget them. The premier was speaking during rallies at the Parade Ground in Islamabad in the wake of oppoaition gearing up to oust him from office through the no-confidence motion. "I pay tribute to my team and the nation [for making this jalsa possible]. Thank you for making me happy," he said. "Today, I will have a heart-to-heart conversation with the nation," he said. The premier rejected the allegations of using religion during his political speeches, said that his joining politics was only for the sake of the ideology of Pakistan.
On March 23, Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed to have a "surprise" up his sleeve for the opposition. He expressed with the assurance that he would emerge victorious in the "no-confidence match" against his opponents. The premiere made these remarks while speaking to a group of journalists in Islamabad, just two days before the National Assembly (NA) session for the no-confidence motion.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his "gun" was now aimed at PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari who he said was his "next target". The premiere was addressing a rally in Karachi during a one-day visit to the city where he held a meeting with the leadership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, an ally of his government in the Centre. "Now my first target, who has been under my radar for a long time, is Asif Ali Zardari," he said.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan would address the nation at 6 pm on Monday. The talk will be about the country's economic situation and the global challenges in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Chaudhry announced the news on Twitter, saying: "Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation this evening, taking the nation into confidence on the economy and global challenges after the Russia-Ukraine conflict". "I think he (PM Imran) is going to make a very big announcement," the foreign minister said while talking to the media in Jacobabad. He advised people to "be ready" since the prime minister would "talk openly from the heart".
On Monday, the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that Prime Minister Imran Khan would embark on a two-day visit to Russia from February 23 at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin. "The prime minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including members of the cabinet. The bilateral summit will be the highlight of the visit," the statement said. The FO also brought out that the two countries enjoyed friendly relations "marked by mutual respect, trust, and convergence of views on a range of international and regional issues".
Mandi Bahauddin: On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that letting PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif leave Pakistan was a "major mistake" of his invention government. The prime minister kicked off his PR campaign today, with the first public rally being held in Mandi Bahauddin. His move is seen to be a tactic to counter the Opposition’s efforts to bring a no-trust motion. The premier, addressing the rally in Mandi Bahauddin, lashed out at PML-N, PPP, and other Opposition parties for "looting the country's wealth and stashing their money abroad".
Karachi: Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said on Sunday that he would resign if Prime Minister Imran Khan was not satisfied with the performance of the finance ministry. Shaukat Tarin made these remarks after his ministry was not included in the top 10 best performing federal ministries. “We will go home. What will we do,” he responded to a reporter, after attending a ceremony at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI).
Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly rejected Western countries' suspicion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Gwadar port. He added that the ventures were a great opportunity for 'regional development'. "I do not understand why there is suspicion about CPEC and the Gwadar port. It makes no sense because, as far as Pakistan is concerned, my number one priority is the country's 220 million people," PM Khan told.
Islamabad: On Feb 7, Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to launch a public relations campaign for his party's success in the local body elections. On Monday, a meeting of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took place under the chairmanship of the prime minister. Per sources, the premier issued directives to prepare a schedule of public meetings in connection with the local body elections.
This Sunday was the gloomiest for the subcontinent as it lost its veteran and virtuoso singer Lata jee. From actors to politicians, everyone grieved on her demise. PM Imran Khan wrote on his Twitter, "With the death of Lata Mangeshkar the subcontinent has lost one of the truly great singers the world has known. Listening to her songs has given so much pleasure to so many people all over the world."
On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan joined other world leaders at Beijing's National Stadium to observe the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics 2022. The premier was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, and Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar on the occasion. Skier Mohammad Karim from Gilgit-Baltistan is the only athlete parading at the ceremony.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and strongly denounced the recent missile attack by Houthis against the United Arab Emirates (UAE). "The prime minister strongly condemned the recent attempted missile attack by Houthis against the UAE on January 30. He commended the timely and effective air defense response of the UAE that saved valuable precious lives," a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.
On Wednesday, the PM office announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan would be leaving for China tomorrow on a four-day visit. PM Khan will attend the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing and hold bilateral meetings with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. "Prime Minister Imran's visit from February 3 to February 6 has been scheduled on the Chinese leadership's special invitation and he will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including members of the Cabinet and senior government officials," Foreign Office (FO) released a statement.
Islamabad: On Monday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill announced that the premier had postponed a summary proposing an increase of Rs11 and Rs14 in petrol and diesel prices, respectively. "The premier said that fuel prices were rising due to an increase in inflation across the globe, but the government would make all-out efforts to save the people from the impact of this inflation," Gill wrote on Twitter. "There will be no change in the prices of petroleum products at this time. The government will bear the burden of rising [fuel] prices and will protect the people against its [impact]," he added.
Islamabad: Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives laid bare that it was "100% Prime Minister Imran Khan's decision" to send former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to London for his medical treatment. He said that he along with other senior members of the party was present during a meeting conducted by the premier which held discussions on whether or not to allow Nawaz to travel for treatment abroad. According to him, PM Imran Khan told that the medical reports on which the decision was made "turned out to be false".
Islamabad: On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan lambasted PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif and stated that he "does not consider him the leader of the Opposition but a criminal." The premier's made the remarks during a live question and answers session with the citizens of Pakistan via phone calls. "I want to warn you that If I am forced out of the office, I would be more dangerous," the PM let out to the Opposition. "If I come out on the streets, you would not even find a place to hide because the public has seen your true colours," he said.
On Friday, Pakistan resuscitated its plea to the international community and relief agencies to provide aid to Afghanistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan directed relevant authorities to "seek bilateral cooperation with friendly countries" to stave off a looming humanitarian crisis in the neighboring state. The premier, while chairing the third meeting of the Apex Committee on Afghanistan, said "Pakistan is committed to providing all-out support to Afghan people to avert [a] humanitarian crisis".
On Jan 12, Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Secretariat in Islamabad. He had a comprehensive briefing followed by a discussion on national security and regional dynamics, with an emphasis on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. "The prime minister appreciated the efforts of the ISI for national security, stability, and prosperity and expressed satisfaction over the professional preparedness to safeguard Pakistan's National Interest," the PMO statement said.
Islamabad: On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted that the next three months would be very important for the PTI government as it would control inflation. He said that his relationship with the military was “exemplary,” and added that he didn't think about a further extension of the Army chief’s tenure. "PTI has suffered because of the defeat in the polls," he said about the recently-held local bodies elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
It was reported that on Monday Prime Minister Imran Khan told PTI spokespersons that he was "their brand" and instructed them to not let the Opposition take over the political milieu. "Your leader is not like those of the Opposition [...] the Opposition defends its dacoit, thief, and corrupt leaders," the premier said during his address to the party leaders. Moreover, he expressed satisfaction over the economic team's performance and told them that the inflation would be declined in the coming days.
On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that his government has developed and implemented a comprehensive 'Agriculture Transformation Plan' for the first time in history. The govt prioritized the mechanization of the agricultural sector, supply of quality seeds, efficient management of water, and assistance to farmers in livestock farming, he added. He further said that the introduction of farmer cards, fertilizer subsidies, and the genetic improvement of livestock yielded record production.
On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has authorized to dissolve all PTI organizations across the country. The decision came after the embarrassing setback in KPK's local govt elections. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry made the announcement on Friday after the meeting of the party's senior leadership that was presided over by the premier.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed regret over the decision regarding Pakistan's active participation in 'war on terror' in Afghanistan. He said that America's 20-year-long war on terror was made not in the public interest but "for dollars". He also termed the war a "self-compelled damage for Pakistan", and added, "we cannot blame anyone else for this outcome [of the decision]."
Karachi: On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit project to solve the rampant issue of metropolitan's notorious public transport miseries. The premier was escorted by senior officials, including Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and federal Planning Minister Asad Umar. He also visited a local bus terminal to examine the infrastructure and ticketing system.
It emerged on Sunday that a private football company, recently signed former England and Liverpool star Michael Owen, announced that it had made a special strategic partnership with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Kamyab Jawan program for grooming Pakistan's football faculty. According to a press release put out by Global Soccer Ventures (GSV), the partnership, endorsed the prime minister’s blessing, “offers the talented youth in Pakistan the dreams of playing football in world-class stadiums and developing their skills at the home of football in the United Kingdom”.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has decreed an inquiry against a senior joint secretary of the Cabinet Division for posting "offensive comments" against the ruling on a social media platform. According to a statement issued by the Establishment Division, Hammad Shamimi (BS-21 officer) had posted a statement on a social media page that was equivalent to misconduct under the Civil Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 2020.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged to take action against the land mafia and their facilitators, relying on data that the government has gathered through the digitization of land records. The premier had in September introduced a cadastral map of Islamabad to monitor land record changing, ensure monitoring of construction through imagery, and provide information about land possession. Moreover, according to the PM, the worth of encroached forest land stood at around Rs1.86tr.
In order to facilitate overseas Pakistanis getting voting rights, PM Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated them for the new development and launched the 'digital power of attorney' portal. He said that all future governments would now give importance to Pakistani revenue generators who work for the country. The premier also added that the people withstanding voting rights for non-resident Pakistanis and the use of EVMs were part of the status quo that profited from the old "corrupt" system.
On Wednesday, After a chaotic joint session of parliament, the opposite explicitly disagreed with the notion of electronic voting and announced to challenge the writ of govt in the Supreme Court. During the session, the government authorized amendments to the Elections Act, 2017, and many other bills. "The entire nation must be notified that the government did not win but lost during the joint session today," Bilawal Bhutto called down the govt.