Imran Khan warned three-time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that when he returns to Pakistan, we will take you from the airport to Adiala Jail. Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday hit out at political opponents, accusing them of plotting a conflict between his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party and the powerful army. Imran Khan, who claimed to have achieved Hakiki Azadi (real freedom) through the march, also said that he is not against the country’s army.
Addressing his supporters in Gujranwala at the beginning of the fifth day of his protest march, Imran Khan continued his trademark scathing attack against his political opponents former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former President Asif Ali Zardari. Imran Khan alleged that he is plotting a confrontation between the country’s largest political party PTI and the army.
Imran said – Nawaz Sharif, I challenge you…
Imran said, Nawaz Sharif, I challenge you, when you come back, I will defeat you in your own constituency. He warned the three-time former prime minister that when he returns to Pakistan, we will take you from the airport to Adiala Jail. Imran Khan also hit out at the former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Zardari, saying he should get ready for his arrival in Sindh, the traditional stronghold of the Bhutto-Zardari family. He said, listen Zardari carefully, I am coming to Sindh. Nawaz Sharif mocks Imran’s launch march Nawaz Sharif mocked Imran Khan for the long march, saying that PTI could not gather even 2,000 people, while claiming that it would gather one million protesters.
Sharif tweeted on Monday night, the reason for the apathy of the people is Imran’s lie. He alleged that Imran Khan had repeatedly lied so much that the spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence chief was forced to break his silence and tell the truth to the country. Sharif said he had informed Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif not to listen to any demand of Khan, no matter how many people he brings.
Nawaz Sharif has directed his younger brother and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif not to engage in any talks with former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has been holding a long march in Islamabad demanding general elections. Nawaz Sharif is living in London but serving as the Supreme Leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the party follows his instructions for guidance in major political matters. In a series of tweets late on Monday, Nawaz Sharif said that Imran Khan often claimed to have brought one million people to Islamabad, but has not yet managed to gather 2,000 people.
The PML-N chief tweeted
I have told Shahbaz Sharif that whether he (Imran) brings 2,000 or 20,000 people, neither he should listen to any demand of this fitna (cheater) nor give him any chance to save face What he is desperate for. He asked Prime Minister Shahbaz to focus all his attention on improving the cash-strapped economy and serving the people. He also said that the apathy of the people towards the long march has exposed the face of Imran Khan in front of the country.
ISI chief targets Imran
ISI chief Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum on Thursday said Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was given a lucrative offer by the then Imran Khan-led government in March amid political turmoil. Imran admitted that he had offered an extension to the army chief’s tenure but said he would remain silent on the rest as he did not want to harm the country and its institutions. Imran, who came to power in 2018 with a promise to create a new Pakistan, had apparently lost the support of the mighty military after refusing to support the appointment of the ISI chief last year. Imran eventually agreed, but it soured his relationship with the military, which has ruled the coup-prone country for more than half of its 75 years of existence, and has so far been involved in matters of security and foreign policy. I have used a lot of my power.