Lahore, Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed that former Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa wanted him to condemn Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, but he refused to do so citing the example of India. Imran Khan
“After returning from his visit to Russia (a year ago when he was prime minister), General Bajwa asked me to condemn Russia’s attack on Ukraine,” Khan said during an interaction with students and religious scholars on Monday. I told him that India, a strategic ally of America, is neutral. That is why Pakistan should remain neutral.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Khan said that after his refusal, General Bajwa himself condemned Russia in a security seminar to please America.
The 70-year-old Khan, who was removed from power by a no-confidence motion in April last year, justified his visit to Russia by saying, ‘I went to Russia and convinced President Vladimir Putin to give Pakistan wheat and fuel at cheap prices.
rate than India.” took With Russia’s support, India reduced its inflation rate from 7.5 percent to 5.5 percent, but Pakistan’s inflation rate rose from 12 percent to 30 percent. Khan said that Bajwa wanted to condemn Putin to please America. He said, ‘But I put Pakistan’s interests first.SS1MS