Rubbing salt on people’s wounds is not right: PM

PESHAWAR, April 19 (INP): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said tribal districts suffered a lot in fight against terrorism and he is fully aware of the problems of Internally Displaced People (IDPs), rubbing salt on people’s wounds is not right.

Addressing a public rally in Peshawar’s district of Orakzai, the prime minister said, when the war against terror started, he was the only politician who had visited and knew the tribal areas and wrote a book.

I said it again that Pakistan’s armed forces should not be sent to tribal areas on US’ direction because the people living in the tribal areas are our army, he maintained.

Prime Minister Imran Khan further added, “Pakistan Army had no fault in this but the leader who sent the army on US’ saying, which lead to severe damages in the area.”

Commenting on the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, the prime minister admitted that what PTM is saying is right but its behaviour is not right for the country.

“Chanting slogans against your country and armed forces will hurt the nation and nothing else,” he added. “PTM should not rub salt on people’s wounds,” he further said.

He said we have to educate the youth of tribal districts. He said tourism will bring development and progress to our beautiful regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Commenting on the recent reshuffling in the federal cabinet, the prime minister said, “I’ve changed the batting order and will do in future too, if the player fails to perform.”

He warned the minister to serve the people and show their best performance as his only goal is to see Pakistan wining.