In a recent address to the National Assembly, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan accused his political opponents of undermining the country’s constitutional order and taking it to the brink of default. He also criticized former Prime Minister Imran Khan for violating the IMF agreement, increasing the national debt by 70%, and failing to initiate any new projects during his tenure. The Prime Minister further accused Khan of hiring firms to lobby against Pakistan in the United States, and of resettling terrorists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, leading to a surge in terror incidents.
Sharif emphasized the need to repair ties with friendly countries and the US, which were damaged during Khan’s government. He also raised concerns about the state of democracy and the rule of law in Pakistan, as well as the safety of judges and female members of the judiciary. He called for accountability and transparency in all government dealings and for an end to political violence and harassment of opposition members.
The Prime Minister emphasized that his government was committed to ensuring the safety and security of Pakistan and that he and his party had put their politics at stake for the sake of the country’s survival. His speech highlighted the challenges facing Pakistan and the urgent need for political stability, economic growth, and social cohesion.