Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said he never refers to Allah and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in his speeches to attract voters or garner popular support.

Addressing a public gathering at the Government Post Graduate College in Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the premier said that he refers to Allah and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in his speeches because he truly believes in Islamic teachings.

Taking a jibe at Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, he said that he tells himself before every jalsa not to use the word “diesel” for Fazal, but as soon as he stands atop the stage to start the proceedings, the word “diesel” starts reverberating in the environment, compelling him to use the term. 

“I am a person who was the superstar of the cricket world and has travelled the entire world,” he said, adding that he wants to teach the youngsters what is the right path through his experience.

The premier told youngsters that “there are always two paths; one is the right and the other is the wrong path. The former is a difficult route and latter route that was followed by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”

Accusing the Opposition of being involved in horse-trading, the premier said that the joint opposition offered MNA Saleh Muhammad Rs200 million to 250 million to vote against him.

PM Imran said that all the dissident PTI MNAs had these two options when they entered this buying and selling market in Islamabad ahead of the voting on the no-confidence motion.

The premier said the aim of the opposition to bring a no-confidence motion is only to blackmail the government for National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) “but it will never be given to them.”

The premier said: “The PTI government struggled for the passage of a resolution in the United Nations to observe March 15 as a day against Islamophobia every year.”

The UN has decided that no one will be allowed to hurt the feelings of Muslims in the name of freedom of expression, he added.

The prime minister said Pakistan will certainly flourish by following the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and maintaining justice, equality, and rule of law in society.


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