Pakistan PM to address nation on Aug.18 about his first-year performance - GulfToday

Pakistan PM to address nation on Aug.18 about his first-year performance


Imran Khan

Tariq Butt, Staff Reporter / IANS

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation on August 18 over his government's performance after completing a year in power, the media reported on Saturday.

Imran assumed office as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Aug.18, 2018, reports Geo News.

The Prime Minister's Office said that Imran Khan has directed all ministries and divisions to submit their one-year performance report.

He has instructed the ministries and divisions to highlight five big achievements during the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf government's first year in power by Aug.9.

In a separate development, Imran has filed a defamation notice against prominent TV anchor Najam Sethi for misleading propaganda about his personal life.

A defamation lawsuit of Rs10 billion was filed by Babar Awan on Khan’s direction.

The notice, which was filed in the court of district and sessions judge, West, Islamabad, maintains that the TV anchor made shameful claims about the personal life of the prime minister.

The counsel said fake news cannot be taken lightly. It is necessary to stop the practice of making fun of ethics and law on the TV, he added.

Several months back, Sethi, who also owns weekly The Friday Times said in his TV programme that divorce between the prime minister and his wife Bushra Bibi was about to take place.

Imran was much annoyed. During an answer-question session in an institute in Washington DC, he also talked about this news, spread by Sethi, and said such freedom was nowhere available in any country of the world in which the prime minister is maligned.


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