Imran’s visit to Russia to be game-changer: Fawad PM plans to visit MQM-P’s Bahadurabad office

Our Correspondent
Pind Dadan Khan

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Saturday highlighted the significance of Prime Minister Imran’s Khan upcoming visit to Russia, terming it ‘great and game-changer for bilateral relations of the two countries.

“It will be a great and game-changer visit, and by the grace of Allah Almighty, and now after China, Pakistan’s relations with Russia are going to get further strengthened,” he said while addressing media persons in Pind Dadan Khan.

He said that it was happening after a gap of 23 years that Russia would have invited any Pakistani leader to Moscow, which reflected Prime Minister Imran Khan high-stature and leadership qualities. He said Russian President Vladimir Putin had extended great respect and regard to PM Imran Khan, which was rarely given to any leader.

Fawad said Prime Minister Imran Khan was of such a high-stature that his stance was always acknowledged at the world level whether it was on Islamophobia, regional or international issues.

The minister said Prime Minister and public representative should be the ones who could enhance the dignity of the people and the country. He said there was no leader of Imran Khan’s stature in the country, terming all political opponents including Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Maryam Safdar and Shehbaz Sharif ‘dwarfs’ in front of the PM.

He said opposition leaders had no credibility within the country and abroad due to their corrupt practices, and ‘no one is ready to listen to them.’ He asked Maryam Nawaz to return the money looted by his family if she was a well-wisher of the country. “We have taken one billion dollars from the IMF and value of the apartment owned by Maryam’s brother Hassan Nawaz in London is also the same, if she brings that money back, it will really help overcome our challenges.” He said those who could not succeed in the Senate of Pakistan where they had majority were not in the position to defeat the government in the National Assembly. He dared the opposition to bring the no-trust motion tomorrow instead of the other day. To a query, he confirmed the plan of inducting state ministers in those ministries where the federal ministers were given charge of the party offices. “Jahangir Tareen will stand by the party and will not take any such decision which harms the party,” he responded to another query.

He said that second proposed bill will make social media defamation a punishable crime. “The courts will be bound to decide the social media defamation cases within a period of six months,” he said.

Responding to a question on local bodies elections in Jhelum, he expressed hope that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will clean sweep in the coming local bodies elections.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan plans to visit secretariat of government’s ally Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, sources said on Saturday.

The sources said that the visit will take place after Imran Khan’s visit to Russia and leadership of the government ally has been informed about the decision.

Imran Khan will discuss development projects in Karachi as well as reservations of the MQM-P.


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