Cricketer-turned-politician and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party chief Imran Khan on Thursday attacked country’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over the lack of strong intent shown to India following the much talked about surgical strikes across LoC in PoK. In a hard-hitting speech that also targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the firebrand opposition leader alleged that “Modi didn’t dare to act like this, until Sharif gave the wrong signal. He (Sharif) went to India first. He neither met the Kashmiri leaders nor the Hurriyat leadership. He went to houses of businessmen and had tea. Modi is trying to isolate Pakistan in global platforms but Sharif is still trying make friend with him. Today, this situation would not have arisen if Sharif had shown the right leadership. It was for Sharif, the joint session of Parliament was required.”
Accusing PM Sharif and his family of being involved in corruption, Khan said Rs. 70 crore was spent on foreign tours. He also alleged that while 19 youths sacrificed their lives in Bacha Khan University, Sharif was busy in shopping. Now amid the tense situation in border, Sharif is busy in shopping in London, Khan was quoted as saying by media.
Earlier Khan had said that he would teach Sharif how to respond to such attacks and that he would ‘send a message to Modi’ too. During a speech in Raiwind province, Khan said, “Pakistan wants peace, do not give threats of stopping water, we don’t even worry to die. We are very dangerous, every child will fight. We will ruin ‘Shining India’. Give rights to Kashmiris, it was a promise that you are not delivering. Listen carefully Nawaz Sharif may worry but not Pakistan.”