The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government especially Prime Minister Imran Khan has off late been under criticism for frequently changing its stance and decisions on different issues and matters.
The PTI’s detractors have been dubbing Imran Khan as ‘U-turn Khan’ for what they say lack of consistency in his decision and policies.
The second tier PTI leaders often face questions about the issue. So on Friday, it was Prime Minister Imran Khan’s turn to face the ‘frequently-asked’ query.
A delegation of senior columnists and journalists called on the Prime Minister during which the question about ‘U-turn’ was asked.
The reply of Imran Khan flabbergasted the participants of the meeting and other people alike. Responding to the query, Khan said a leader who does not take a U-turn is not a leader.
“One who does not take decisions as per the need of the hour is not a true leader,” he remarked saying if Adolf Hitler and Napoleon Bonaparte had taken U-turns, they would not have suffered such heavy losses and defeats.
To a question about former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Imran said Nawaz did not take a u-turn in the court but instead lied.
During the same meeting, the Prime Minister announced that the imprisoned Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif would not be made the chairman of Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly.
How a man facing serious corruption charges can be entrusted with a task such as PAC chairmanship, he remarked. The country will become a laughing stock in the entire world if Shahbaz was made PAC chairman.
Commenting on the performance of the top anti-corruption watchdog of the country, NAB, Khan said NAB is wasting its time by indulging itself in small cases. Instead, it should put hands on the big fishes.