Nawaz will have to bear brunt of govt-army tension: Rasheed, while Imran Khan said no going forward without education, peace

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan Sunday said moving ahead was impossible sans peace and that the country will have to be pulled out of the quagmire of war-on-terror to pave the way for restoration of peace.

Addressing a gathering at a private university during a programme here, Imran Khan said today’s Waziristan is a reflection of the flawed policies and that an atmosphere of counter-terrorism could be created through promotion of education.

“We promoted the culture of weapons and adopted other’s war for dollars,” the PTI Chief lamented, adding ‘Islam produced some of the best scientists of the world’.

He said the biggest Leader of the world preached promotion of education. “No nation can make progress in the absence of education,” he added.

Imran Khan went on to say that only the government should have access to weapons and not the individuals.

LAHORE: Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML), Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed Sunday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will have to face the consequences of ‘tension between the government and armed forces’.

Talking exclusively to Geo News here, Shaikh Rasheed alleged that Nawaz Sharif deliberately appointed a man as defence minister who is disliked by the military.

The AML Chief predicted that the current year could bring hazards to the incumbent government.

He said he had worked out a strategy in collaboration with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for staging a protest demonstration on May 11.