Imran Khan rejects opposition’s demand for resignation

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday refused to step down despite JUI-F’s threat to hold a long march towards Islamabad on October 31.

“I will not resign at any cost as I am an elected prime minister. The opposition is carrying out the march in a bid to pressurize the government to get an NRO,” Khan told a group of anchorpersons and senior journalists in Islamabad.

“All they want is to have the permission to go abroad for treatment,” he said.

Regarding media restrictions on JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, he said there was no ban on broadcasting JUI-F leader’s press talk.

The PM said that the situation in Kashmir is still tense. “I have asked army to be fully ready. We are prepared to respond to any Indian aggression.”

To a question, he said that efforts were under way to arrange a meeting between the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The PM acknowledged that inflation and unemployment remained a big problem for the government.