Cam­paign­ing for PTI through ‘love fest’ with Modi, says Im­ran

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

Tak­ing a jibe at for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif, Pak­istan Tehreek-iIn­saf (PTI) chair­man Im­ran Khan has said that he “ap­pre­ci­ates” the PML-N leader for “cam­paign­ing” for the PTI through his “love fest” with In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi.

The crick­eter-turned­politi­cian said on Wed­nes­day that he was “alarmed at the rate Sharif was speak­ing Modi's lan­guage”.

“Much as I ap­pre­ci­ate Nawaz cam­paign­ing for the PTI through his now-ob­vi­ous love fest with Modi to save his cor­rup­tion and busi­ness in­ter­ests, I am alarmed that at the rate he is speak­ing Modi’s lan­guage... the PTI may not be able to take in the mas­sive ex­o­dus from the PML-N,” Khan tweeted.

Sharif is fac­ing flak in Pak­istan fol­low­ing his con­tro­ver­sial state­ment on the Mum­bai at­tack in which he ad­mit­ted that Pak­istani ter­ror­ists were be­hind the 2008 car­nage in which 166 Indi- ans and for­eign­ers were killed.

His state­ment was unan­i­mously re­jected by Pak­istan's top civil-mil­i­tary body which termed it “in­cor­rect and mis­lead­ing”.

How­ever, Prime Min­is­ter Shahid Khaqan Ab­basi later put a spin on the state­ment, say­ing that Sharif was mis­quoted in the me­dia.

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