ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Saturday made it clear that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan cannot address the nation on Pakistan Television (PTV), Dunya News reported.
“It is only privilege of the President or Prime Minister of a country to address the nation through state television,” Ch Nisar told reporters in Kallar Syedan.
He said that no opposition leader has ever addressed the nation through state TV in the history of the world.
“He (Imran Khan) is not even an opposition leader. His party has only 30 seats or so in the National Assembly,” the minister said.
To a question regarding probe into Panama Papers, Chaudhry Nisar said that he is ready to get the matter investigated by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Imran Khan can suggest name of any FIA officer of his choice.
He said the matter of formation of the high-level judicial inquiry commission announced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the wake of the Panama Papers leaks is still pending as two former members of the superior judiciary have refused to take up the task due to opposition party’s ridiculous attitude.
He said that opposition parties should sit and talk to the government if they want to take the matter to its logical conclusion.