Islamabad [Pakistan], May 17 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has taken a dig at Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, saying that the PML-N quaid is campaigning for PTI through "his now-obvious love fest" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In reference to an increasing number of PML-N members joining his party recently, the PTI chairman said his party might not be able to take in the "massive exodus from PML-N".
"Much as I appreciate Nawaz campaigning for PTI through his now-obvious love fest with Modi, to save his corruption & business interests; I am alarmed that at the rate he is speaking Modi's language PTI may not be able to take in the massive exodus from PMLN," Khan tweeted.
Much as I appreciate Nawaz campaigning for PTI through his now-obvious love fest with Modi, to save his corruption & business interests; I am alarmed that at the rate he is speaking Modi's language PTI may not be able to take in the massive exodus from PMLN.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 16, 2018
On Sunday, the cricketer-turned-politician, had branded Nawaz Sharif as "modern-day Mir Jafar" and had castigated the latter for speaking "PM Narendra Modi's language" to safeguard his wealth stashed in his son's offshore companies.
"Nawaz Sharif is the modern-day Mir Jafar, who collaborated with the British to enslave his nation for personal gains. Nawaz speaking Modi's language against Pakistan state simply to protect his ill-gotten Rs 300 billion stashed in his sons companies abroad," Khan tweeted on Sunday.
Former premier is facing massive backlash from the from his opponents over his remark on the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Last week, during an interview with the Dawn, Sharif had stated that "Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can't we complete the trial?"
His remarks were immediately picked up by Indian media, which termed the former prime minister's statement as a confession of Pakistan's role in the Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead.
His statement was unanimously rejected by the National Security Committee, which termed it "incorrect and misleading".
Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the National Security Committee's (NSC) stance on his remarks related to the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai was regrettable and painful.
Clarifying his predecessor's 26/11 remarks, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said that Nawaz did not say or imply that the Mumbai attackers were sent from Pakistan deliberately. "However, India created that impression by misreporting the interview." (ANI)