Khan says that Sharif lied to leave the country on medical grounds and he is now backed by India
Prime Minister Imran Khan severely criticized former premier Nawaz Sharif for his recent statements and said that he will not offer the self-exiled leader, or the opposition, any NRO like concessions. Khan also called Sharif the next Altaf Hussain, the MQM leader, and decried his criticism of the military as big mischief. He also pointed out that many Muslim countries are in poor shape due to weak military. He believed that India wants to break Pakistan and Sharif is backed by the Indians.
“Look at Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen; the entire Muslim world is ablaze [so] why are we safe? If it weren’t for our army, our country would’ve been in three pieces. India’s think-tanks say that they want to break Pakistan,” Khan said. “He (Nawaz) is becoming the next Altaf Hussain. He is a coward, I am sure he has support [from India],” he added.
On allowing Sharif to leave
Imran Khan reiterated that Nawaz Sharif was let go on humanitarian grounds considering his deteriarting condition. Khan, however, now believes that Sharif lied to leave the country on medical grounds to avoid accountability.
“I am so angry that he went abroad by lying shamelessly. All kinds of lies were told that he is about to die, [his] platelets are low, etc,” Khan said. “We allowed him to leave on humanitarian grounds … and now that he is there he has started politics. We know he is meeting different people and is conspiring against the nation.”
Indian sponsored terrorism
Imran also tore into India for funding terrorism in Pakistan. He also praised the Pakistan Army for bringing peace to the country and helping lift the economy.
“India has become a security issue,” he added. “We know India sponsors terrorism in Pakistan but since we were aiming to bring peace because we wanted to lift our economy, the army stood by me.”