ISLAMABAD: PM Shehbaz Sharif’s first order as Prime Minister is to hold an in-camera session of the Parliament’s National Security Committee which includes all service chiefs to ascertain the credibility of the mysterious letter Imran Khan claimed has proof of a foreign conspiracy against him.
PM Sharif also said that the DGI, Foreign Secretary and Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan who is the alleged author of the cable will participate in the meeting.
“If even a shred of evidence of foreign involvement is found against the vote of no confidence, I will resign,” Shehbaz Sharif said.
Taking the floor, the newly elected prime minister Shehbaz thanked the Almighty Allah for his uncountable blessings.
He mentioned that Almighty Allah has protected the country which was also because of the hectic efforts of the leaders of the joint Opposition members.
The premier mentioned that it was for the first time in the history of Pakistan that a prime minister was ousted through the no-confidence motion.
“Imran Khan was the person who said that when rupee gains Re1 against the US dollar then the prime minister of the country is a corrupt person now he should see that the rupee has recovered around Rs8,” he said.
He acknowledged the Supreme Court’s “unanimous” verdict saying that the day when the apex court gave its judgment should be marked as a “historic day” in the history of Pakistan.
Moving toward the economy, the newly-elected prime minister said if Pakistan were to progress, then it needs to be self-sufficient on the financial front.
“…we will need to protect and respect the nation as neither was anyone a traitor nor are they traitors now,” the prime minister said, noting if Pakistan’s economy were to move forward, then, the government will have to use “dialogue” and not move towards a deadlock.