Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Sunday warned the Opposition said, “If I exit the government, I will pose a greater threat to you. Right now, I am sitting quietly in my office and watching the drama unfold. But if I take to the streets, you will have nowhere to hide.”

PM Khan’s remarks came while answering callers’ questions, during the telecast of the fifth ‘Aap Ka Wazir Azam Aap Ke Sath’, a town-hall-style broadcast where the premier takes questions from the public and responds back to their queries.

‘I am waiting for you [Nawaz Shahrif]… please come back’: Khan

PM Khan called on former PM Nawaz Sharif to come back to face the cases against him, saying: “I am waiting for you… please come back.”


I do not consider Shehbaz Sharif an Opposition leader, he is a criminal’: PM Khan

PM Khan lashing out at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership, said that he was willing to talk to the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), but he would never sit down with Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif — even for dialogue on key national issues.

“The office of the Opposition leader has respect, but I do not consider him (Shehbaz Sharif) an Opposition leader, rather he is someone who has committed serious crimes against the country,” he said.

‘My party will complete its current term and also win another full term’: PM Khan

PM Khan was confident that he and his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would not only complete their current term in office but would also win another full term, adding that the nation stood behind him, as he knew the people better than the Opposition did.

“The reason why people came out for me was that I was trying to get back their looted wealth. You are only trying to cover your own [corruption],” he said.

“The people recognise your true face now and whatever you have done with this country over the last 30-35 years. You need to understand that the lava is simmering. Once people take to the streets, they only need to be pointed in your direction, and you’ll see everyone of them running off to hide in London,” he said, addressing the Opposition.

‘Inflation only problem that gives me sleepless nights: Prime Minister Khan

In response to a caller’s question, he admitted that inflation was the only problem that gave him sleepless nights.

Insisting that inflation was a global phenomenon that had taken a toll on developed economies like the United States and the United Kingdom as well, he blamed the price hike of commodities on the disruption in the supply chain caused by the pandemic.

 “The biggest challenge we face today is inflation and the rising prices of commodities. I am well aware and cognisant of the issues being faced by the common man due to rising prices.”

The prime minister said that the corporate sector has made a profit of Rs980 billion and “I would call them and ask them to increase the salaries of their staff because you have never made such a profit before today.”

Chastises media, judiciary for protecting mafias: PM Imran Khan

Chastising the media for not presenting a full picture of what was happening on the economic front, PM Khan accused journalists of only painting what he called a ‘bleak’ picture of the economy. Terming certain journalists ‘mafias’, he said they were merely trying to advance the agenda of the Opposition and never projected the achievements of the government.

The prime minister called on the judiciary to be “merciful to the people” and not to support “mafia and cartels”.