Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Monday stated that he had no conflict with the army and reiterated his primary objective of holding fair and transparent elections in the country.
“I want to clear one thing that I am not fighting my own army. Who does that? There was no conflict with the army before, and there isn’t one now,” he said during a Twitter space.
During the one-and-a-half-hour-long interactive session on social media, Khan took many questions from the participants in relation to current political situation in the country, relations with the army, the economy, and other topics.
To a question on why he removed army chief General Asim Munir as DG ISI back in 2019 when he was the prime minister, Khan did not give a straight answer but rather said that what he is witnessing on social media, suggests that the opposition is siding with the COAS.
“He [army chief] should address the issue. I cannot say [more].”
Imran Khan said that whenever he criticises the army, it is like how a parent criticises their children. “We want a strong army; we would never want a weak army,” he said.
“However, if they think I will be intimidated because of fear, I would prefer to die because death is better than slavery.”