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India more worried about ouster of Nawaz Sharif, says Imran

PESHAWAR (NNI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said the India is more worried about Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as his resignation would strengthened the army.

Addressing a press conference regarding health reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, along with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Imran Khan reiterated that Nawaz Sharif must eventually resign as he has lost all moral authority.

“India fears for the loss of its ally,” he quoted from the Times of India newspaper which stated that the ouster of Nawaz Sharif would create security complications for India, and strengthen the Pakistan Army.

“There is a downpour of lies,” he said while speaking about the Joint Investigation Team report. He said the prime ministers around the world set down on ethical reasons for a mere lie. The PTI chairman highlighted the health budget in KP increased from eighteen to Rs65 billion which is significant achievement for healthcare in the province.

The number of doctors in the province was 3500, while another six thousand were hired on merit basis, who have sent to district hospitals in the peripheries and across the province. Furthermore, KP is the first province which has issued health cards. The salaries of doctors are also higher than other provinces, while Rs700 million have spent on health cards.

Imran Khan said they are carrying forward with the dream to make Pakistan a social welfare state by providing excellent health and education facilities. He said that they are struggling to change the system and will soon install solar system in district hospitals.

Imran Khan said that if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down, Pakistan Army would be strengthened by it. Imran said that in democracies around the world, governance was backed with moral authority. He said that democratic governments were concerned with future times.
He also spoke highly of his party’s governance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “We have enhanced the health budget in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Rs 18 billion to Rs 65 billion,” he said.

“The health cards are our biggest achievement in the province.” The PTI chairman made it a point to highlight that as many as 2.4 million families in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been provided with the health card.

Imran said that 95 percent of the district hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had expert doctors. He said that district hospitals will be run on solar energy and that PTI was trying to improve the health system in the province.

“We are trying to support change that is visible,” he said. “Doctors are the highest paid in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”

Imran said that it was a very uphill task to improve the old system of hospitals prevalent in the country. The cricketer-turned-politician said that when the provincial government tried to introduce reforms, stay orders would be obtained against it.

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