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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif offered me party tickets: PM Imran Khan

When PM Khan entered into politics, both Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif were his friends, and they offered him party tickets. However, PM Imran Khan was against their corruption and did not accept their offer.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that former premiers Benazir Bhutto and Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif gave him party tickets multiple times.

He passed these comments while talking about his entry into politics two decades ago at the launching ceremony of defense analyst Ikram Sehgal’s book. He said that he was new to politics at that time.

Though he had studied international politics at university, he had no idea about Pakistani politics. “I had no knowledge of Pakistani politics and that is how I began my career in it,” said PM Imran Khan.


He, however, made an interesting comment that he was friends with Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif when he had entered politics.

“I was friends with both Benazir and Nawaz Sharif. Sharif was more interested in cricket and by chance, he became prime minister. I knew them personally and they both offered me party tickets again and again, but I was opposed to their corruption and challenged them,” the premier recalled.

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The two types of cricketers

PM Khan again targeted previous premiers for spending summers outside the country. He added that they never cared for the people of the country.

Speaking about his experience as a cricketer, PM Khan said that there are two types of cricketers- one who play for the country and the other who play for themselves. Those who play for themselves never gain respect. He quoted the example of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who tirelessly worked for the nation.

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Ever since entering politics, PM Imran Khan has vehemently protested against corruption in Pakistan. He has attributed massive corruption and looting in the state institutions to the prime cause of the slow growth of Pakistan. In his every public address, he reiterated his resolve to end corruption in Pakistan and revive the economy of Pakistan.