Imran Khan reiterates his commitment: Here’s what he says

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The meeting was attended by Yaqoob Izahar, Najeeb Haroon, Arshad Dad, Secretary Housing & Works Dr Imran Zeb Khan, Secretary Law M Justice (R) Abdul Shakoor Paracha and other senior officers.

Referring to the era of 60s, the Prime Minister said that we expect civil servants to manifest same dedication, commitment and professionalism.

He stressed that he wanted to improve relations with the neighbouring countries, including India.

Imran Khan, who has on many occasions in the past criticized America's policy for South Asia, had also opposed the idea of Pakistan sending troops to Yemen to fight Houthi rebels.

"Prime Minister (Khan) also extended invitation to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Pakistan", the statement said. Media is free to criticize all policies and measures the new government takes, he said, adding that it in fact helps government resolve issues.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday said that continuous work would be done to achieve the goal of establishment of a new Pakistan.

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"But when I returned from Pakistan and some "nok-jhonk" [bickering] took place, the message from my friend [Imran Khan] came that "we want peace. you take one step and we will take two", said Sidhu.

While he was meeting the journalists, the prime minister reportedly refused to take a pre-scheduled telephone call from French President Emmanuel Macron, claiming he was busy. He also directed them that a permanent mechanism be evolved to streamline the entire process. He also said that none of his cabinet members had been appointed "permanently" and could be removed from office or shuffled around based on their performance.

To a question, he said the goal of using helicopter for travel to and from his private Banigala residence was aimed at saving citizens from the trouble of traffic holdups.

He vowed that his government would cancel all agreements made against the interest of the country.

Imran Khan alleged the previous rulers had spent billions of rupees from the national exchequer on their foreign visits and used bulletproof vehicles in the past.

Referring to the worldwide agreements inherited from the previous government, Khan said his government would review all of them and would cancel any that were proven to be against the national interest. He said he would only make a foreign visit if it benefitted Pakistan.

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