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‘Army chief treating me like an enemy,’ complains Imran


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said he felt that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Asim Munir was treating him like an enemy.

“The establishment does not understand what politics is,” the PTI chief said while speaking to journalists in Lahore, just days after his return from Islamabad where he secured bail in three cases.

He further said that he had “no fight with the establishment” and that he was willing to talk to the establishment for the betterment of the country.

“However, if anyone thinks I will kneel before them, that cannot happen. I can’t help it if no one is interested in talking.”

Speaking on the matter of the corruption cases against him, the former PM said: “The cases of corruption against my wife and me cannot be proved,” adding that if the COAS doubted his integrity so much, he should look into it personally and would find that “I am indeed innocent of any corruption”.

Khan also maintained that it was “very important” for the country’s army to be strong.

Moreover, during his conversation, Khan accused Gen (retd) Qamar Jawed Bajwa of “backstabbing” him,and asserted that the former COAS should be court-martialed.

He complained that general (retd) Bajwa had spoken against Moscow right after he had gone there for a visit following the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war, Geo news reports.

During the talk with journalists, Khan also spoke about the upcoming general elections and said: “We will win the election despite Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) umpires.”

He declared that overseas Pakistanis stood with his party and would keep supporting PTI.

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