New army chief shouldn’t follow policies of his predecessor: Imran

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Thursday that he was the prime minister and never called former army chief retired General Qamar Javed Bajwa his boss and the new army chief should not follow the policies of his predecessor.

Speaking to the YouTubers at his residence in Lahore’s Zaman Park on Thursday, Imran Khan noted that he was familiar with Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hammed when the latter was Director-General (DG) Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

He said that he had never thought about appointing General Faiz Hameed as the ArmyChief but propaganda was hatched against him.

The former prime minister said that Punjab Chief Minister Parvaiz Elahi has fully entrusted him and will do as he want.

The PTI chairman went on to say that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was under the establishment and it only kept its hands on the weak, adding that the society is not stabilized until there is justice.

In response to a question, the former premier said that people should be educated about religion to prevent religious extremism. “Society cannot develop until there is justice,,” he noted.

Regarding the assassination attempt in Wazirabad, Imran Khan said that the attack was planned for almost two and a half months. “The video of the attacker was released for a purpose,” he added.