ABDUL SHAKOOR ABI HASSAN
KUWAIT CITY - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the government would not allow any undemocratic conspiracy to prevail. “Some people are becoming the part of internal and international conspiracies to destabilise Pakistan,” said the PM adding such people if they are patriot to the country should opt for dialogues to resolve issues.
In an interview to a foreign newspaper on Sunday, he said that Pakistan is the first Islamic state ever came into being on religious basis. “Those who take Israel as a religious state are wrong as the country was established with aggression and suppression,” he argued.
To a query, the PM said, “I came to Saudi Arabia to offer Umrah, a religious obligation, but if anyone objects to it, he doesn’t know anything about Islamic obligations.” He said Pakistan is a democratic state where everyone has the right to expression, but the law would take its course if anyone tried to overstep the limits. “I am ready to face if I am wrong, but at the same time, no one will be allowed to create chaos in the country,” he added.
"No matter how many plans Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Tahirul Qadri engineer, it shouldn't be forgotten that Allah Almighty is the biggest planner", he added.
To a query whether he would visit Imran Khan to persuade him, the PM said he had visited the PTI’s chairman in the past and is ready even today in the greater national interest.
“We want everyone to put Pakistan on the way to progress and every individual should play his role in this regard.”
To a query about his meeting with Saudi King, Nawaz termed his meeting with Shah Abdullah bin Abdulaziz as positive in which matters relating Israel, Middle East, Iraq and Syria came under discussion. He said the meeting participants condemned the Israeli aggression in Gaza. King Abdul held a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for a political and diplomatic solution to the issue.