LAHORE: Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said that he does not care who will be appointed as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) but the army chief should be chosen on merit.
During a meeting with senior journalists at the Punjab Chief Minister’s House, the PTI chief while taking a dig at Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that how can a criminal decide on such a major appointment, adding that he does not care who will be appointed as the next Chief of Army Staff (COAS) but the army chief should be chosen on merit.
Regarding the Cypher missing issue, Imran said that the cypher was not stolen anywhere, adding that the original copy of the cypher is still in the Foreign Office.
“NRO was given to the opponents once again, I will not tell anyone the date when the long march will take place because our conversations are being recorded. I did not tell Shah Mehmood either,” Imran Khan added.
Rebuking the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), he said that he had never seen a biased CEC, adding that he wanted to disqualify him. “I did not do anything illegal, and I want to challenge the ECP to hear Nawaz and Zardari’s cases simultaneously, then everything will become crystal clear,” he added.
“Everything can be done through negotiations. In the end, things are settled only through negotiations,” he said.
While lashing out at the Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Imran said how will Rana Sahaullah stop their long march , adding that they have governments all around Islamabad, and Rana is just threatening them.