Didn’t enter politics to check prices of ‘potato, tomato’: Pak PM Imran Khan

prime minister of pakistan Imran Khan On Sunday he said he did not join politics to probe ̵6;potato, tomato’ prices as he attacked opposition parties for moving a no-confidence motion against him in Parliament, accusing them of mismanagement of the economy.

Addressing a political rally in Punjab province’s Hafizabad town, Khan said the country would stand against those elements who were trying to topple his government. [lawmakers] use of money”.

He said Pakistan was going to be a great country in the rest of its term, adding that the incentives announced by his government would soon yield results.

The cricketer-turned-politician said that 25 years ago he had decided to enter politics for the sake of the youth of the country.

“I did not enter politics to know the prices of Aaloo and Tomato (Potato and Tomato). I joined it for the sake of the youth of the country”, Khan, who is also the president of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.

“If we want to be a great nation, we have to support the truth, and that’s what I have been preaching for the last 25 years,” Khan said.

Khan’s speech came days after the United Opposition Front presented a no-confidence motion against him, while pinning its hopes for the resolution’s success on members of the ruling party and its allies.

Prominent leaders of opposition parties will meet on Monday at the residence of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif to work out an effective strategy to make it effective. no confidence motion successful

Khan also said that it is the responsibility of the state and the judiciary to stop “corrupt” and “guilty” politicians who were trying to “bring down the state” through horse-trading.

He said that people will see that those who are trying to remove him from the top office will be burdened with their own conspiracy.

In his speech, Khan addressed Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) president Asif Ali Zardari. criticized. Between 2008 and 2018, US drone strikes in Pakistan remained silent, saying that those leaders never spoke for Pakistan’s rights.

The opposition needs 272 votes to remove the prime minister in the 342-member National Assembly.

Prime Minister Khan, 69, came to power in 2018 and the next general election is due in 2023.