NOWSHERA: Federal Minister for Defence and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) KP chapter chief Pervez Khattak said on Sunday Prime Minister Imran Khan enjoyed the best relations with the state institutions.
“There is no truth to the reports of a deal. The government will complete its constitutional office term,” he said while talking to the reporters during his visit to his hometown of Nowshera.
There have been reports in the media in recent days about a possible deal being struck with the former three-time prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif.
But the Pervez Khattak insisted that these reports were nothing more than rumours and some elements with vested interest were behind such, what he branded as, propaganda. The PTI is still the biggest political party of the country.” Though the party received a number of seats in the first phase of the local government elections in KP, yet the tally was not up to our expectations,” he admitted.
The defence minister said the prime minister had tasked him with reorganizing and strengthening the party for the second phase of the grassroots level polls. “We will contest the next phase of the local government elections with full preparation and route the rival parties at the ballot,” he expressed optimism. Pervez Khattak said the PTI workers would be consulted while awarding the party tickets to the aspirants in the coming round of the local government elections slated for March, this year.
He felt that his recent visit to the Hazara division and meetings with the party workers were a big success. “The workers are actively taking part in the party activities and are with the PTI,” added the minister whose remarks at a party workers convention in the divisional headquarters of Abbottabad had annoyed the party workers and triggered a protest there as well. About the reorganisation of the ruling party, Pervez Khattak said the dedicating his life to sports.
During his illustrious 21-year cricket career, Imran Khan made numerous contributions to Pakistan cricket including leading the green shirts to the 1992 World Cup title. After making his debut in 1971, he went on to unleash several records, becoming one of the greatest players ever to grace the game.
In his stellar career, Imran represented Pakistan in the 88 Test matches and scored 3807 runs with six centuries as well as took 362 wickets at an average of 22.81. While in the ODIs, he represented his country in 175 matches and took 182 scalps at an average of 26.61, along with 3,709 under his belt as well.