New York: The chairman of Voice of Karachi, Nadeem Nusrat, on Saturday hit out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and termed the government as a “military stooge”.  Calling Imran Khan a weak leader, Nusrat said that he can only design policies but the execution and decision are in the hands of the military.

“Pakistan has been a military state since its inception. Imran Khan can design foreign policies but the question is will he be given enough room to work and execute those policies, Nusrat said, news agency ANI reported.

The Voice of Karachi chief further alleged that the intelligence never lets the relations of Pakistan with other countries improve.

“But Pakistan military and intelligence always do this, when PM Modi and PM Nawaz Sharif met, Pathankot incident happened, when PM Sharif and Afghan President Ghani met, explosions in Kabul took place. The intelligence in Pak never lets relations between the two countries improve,” he said.

Emphasising on relations between India and Pakistan, he said, “We think that the confidence building measures should be taken up first between India and Pakistan. Relations between India and Pakistan is more important a factor than anything else.”

On being asked about Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s statement on India’s call for the conducive environment, he asserted that Pakistan is answerable for several things including the freedom it has given to the leaders of various terrorist outfits such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

This is not the first time Nusrat has hit out at Pakistani military. “Unfortunately, the Pakistan Army has a history of derailing peace initiatives between Pakistan and India in the past, and it is apparent from the recent statement of the DG-ISPR that the military leadership is not ready to review its policy of continued hostility with India,” he remarked.

“Army’s interference in civilian matters has already made Pakistan a butt of jokes in the eyes of the international community and this interference must come to an end, particularly in the wake of the fact that they have already installed its favourite candidate as the prime minister,” he underlined.