Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday evening, while addressing the Tiger Force Convention in Islamabad, turned his guns on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif — calling him out on his past links to dictators and dismissing his stance as a desperate attempt to save a legacy which has become mired in corruption cases. The address came a day after the Opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) held its first power show in Gujranwala.PM Imran Khan started off his address by welcoming the Tiger Force volunteers and thanking them for their enthusiasm. He was interrupted at multiple times by the crowd, which continued loudly shouting its support for the prime minister. “You have to be quiet. You have to listen to me quietly,” he asked multiple times. “It is important that I say what I need to say.”
He then thanked the Tiger Force for its activities since it was formed on March 28. “I would like to thank you on behalf of the nation,” he said, before he was interrupted and had to ask for some quiet again. “You will enjoy what I have to say if you are quiet. Because there was a circus last night and I want to talk about it as well.”
Addressing the Tiger Force, which is largely comprised of youth volunteers, he said that it is important for them to understand their position and the importance of their work.
“The volunteer force has a high stature in society, because you have to protect the rights of our citizens. This is a big role in a democracy: Tigers, you have a big role. Pakistanis are a nation who stand for their country,” he said.
“I cannot speak to you everyday, so listen to me: We are a nation of people who have a big heart.