Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the legislators of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would go to the National Assembly today (Sunday) during the proceedings of the no-confidence motion against him “to give a surprise to the opposition parties”.
Talking to legislators of his party at a dinner hosted by him, he said support for him started to increase after Pakistanis came to know about the conspiracy being hatched by the opposition leaders in collusion with the United States. He said the Americans wanted to bring the opposition in power and to enslave Pakistani nation with the use of money.
He said he was confident about the outcome of the no-confidence motion against him and he could not imagine he could lose power. It was unfortunate that some politicians sold their conscience and people now knew about their faces circulating on the social media, he remarked.
Imran paid tribute to those who stood loyal to him despite the offers of money, adding he never was an anti-America person and wanted good relations with all countries. He said the opposition always wanted concessions for its leaders and after every few months tried to create instability in the country to save their “ill-gotten” wealth.
He said members from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) were now contacting him, adding that the opposition consisted of thieves that looted the country for the last 30 years.
He noted that the PTI swept the local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan People’s Party and PML-N lost the electoral contest.
Speaking on the occasion, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said people were with Imran Khan, adding that legislators who were still with the premier were the assets of the party and would again make him the prime minister.