Islamabad, May 17: Taking a jibe at former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (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. Also Read - 'Statement Was Twisted’: After Admitting Role in Pulwama Attack, Pak Minister Seeks Good Relation With India
The cricketer-turned-politician said on Wednesday that he was “alarmed at the rate Sharif was speaking Modi’s language”. Also Read - 'Ghus ke Maara': Pakistan Minister Brags About Pulwama Attack in National Assembly, Changes Tone
“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. Also Read - Were 'Modi, Modi' Chants Really Raised in Pakistan Parliament? Here's What Happened
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 Indians 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.