Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has voiced his concerns over recent attacks between Pakistan and Iran. Condemning the Iranian actions, Khan’s questioned how the situation had escalated to its current state and criticized the individual responsible for placing their country in such a position. These remarks were made during a media interaction at Adiala Jail.

Khan highlighted Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s commitment to complete cooperation with Afghanistan during his tenure as foreign minister. He contrasted this with Bilawal Bhutto’s term, noting the absence of visits to Afghanistan and emphasizing the necessity of cooperation for effective counterterrorism efforts in the region.

Reflecting on his past visit to Iran as prime minister, Imran Khan’s mentioned meeting the Supreme Leader. However, he raised the question of whether damaging relations with Iran aligns with Pakistan’s best interests.

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Imran Khan’s criticized the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) policy toward Iran, suggesting that efforts should focus on diffusing tensions instead of escalating the situation.

The ousted prime minister discussed challenges arising from the postponement of elections, asserting that October elections could have brought stability. He accused the PPP of manipulating elections to hinder PTI from assuming power, claiming that a caretaker prime minister would not take decisive actions.

Regarding his time in jail, Khan revealed limited access to a single propaganda-oriented TV channel. Despite challenges, he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to read books and engage in solitary worship, emphasizing his daily routine of exercising for about one and a half hours in the morning and reading the Quran three times a day.

Imran Khan highlighted the positive aspect of imprisonment, noting that it provides individuals with the opportunity to think and read. He shared that he utilized this time to read the biography of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), stating that when one gains control over desires, difficulties diminish.


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