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JI wants Abdul Qadir Khan as caretaker Pakistan PM

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published : Mar 20, 2018, 6:11 am IST
Updated : Mar 20, 2018, 6:11 am IST

Addressing a rally in Karak, Sirajul Haq said Dr Abdul Qadir should be made caretaker Prime Minister as he possessed a “neutral” personality.

Dr Abdul Qadir Khan (Photo: AP)
 Dr Abdul Qadir Khan (Photo: AP)

Islamabad: Pakistan Jamat-e-Islami (JI) leader Sirajul Haq has recommended that the government and opposition should appoint nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadir Khan for the position of caretaker Prime Minister.

Addressing a rally in Karak, Sirajul Haq said Dr Abdul Qadir should be made caretaker Prime Minister as he possessed a “neutral” personality.

“Dr Qadir has made Pakistan an Islamic atomic power which is a stupendous and unforgettable feat,” he said.

The Jamat-e-Islami chief said former military ruler Pervez Musharraf earlier came under US pressure and placed restrictions on Dr Abdul Qadir Khan and kept him under house arrest while India held the prestige of its atomic scientist and made him the President APJ Abdul Kalam. “There is a need to redress Musharraf’s injustice and repay Dr Abdul Qadir Khan’s virtue for the nation by honouring him,” Mr Haq said.

He said: “I congratulate Xi Jinping for taking the presidency charge once again. I expect that a new era of progression and happiness will begin under his leadership”.

Mr Haq also called Pakistan Super League a good omen for Pakistan and said that the country will get a chance to witness a great game and good entertainment.

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