Imran Khan can't be a leader of youth: Former Pak President

| Updated: Apr 25, 2017 04:21 IST

Mardan [Pakistan], April 24 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, former president Asif Ali Zardari has said that how can the former be a leader of the youth as Khan is older than him, adding that his son Bilawal is the leader for the young people. "He [Khan] calls himself a leader of the youth. How can he be a leader of the youth? He is older than me. Bilawal is the leader for the young people," Dawn quoted Zardari as saying while referring to his son and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman. He was addressing a public gathering in Mardan on Monday. Zardari's remarks comes a day after Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had said that he would go after PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari as his struggle to pursue the alleged corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had reached a conclusion. While addressing his supporters in Sindh's Badin district, Imran regretted that he could not visit the province earlier as he was focusing on pursuing alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections, the Dawn reported. "I spent a year on this issue," the PTI chief said, adding the Panamagate case verdict "has revealed the true face of Nawaz Sharif". "Now the prime minister is stuck with the joint investigation committee. Asif Zardari, I am coming after you," the PTI chairman said. Zardari today rallied in the PTI-ruled province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and dismissed the notion that Khan was a true Pathan. "A captain has come ... He thinks he is a Pakhtun. He writes Khan after his name. No one knows him here," the PPP leader told the crowd in Mardan. "He calls himself a Pathan, but for that, you need to be able to speak Pashto," he added. Zardari alleged that till today no one has thought about giving the Pakhtuns an identity and said that he and his party members had done everything for them. (ANI)