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Nawaz Sharif speaking PM Modi’s language to protect his ‘ill-gotten’ wealth: Imran Khan

SNS | New Delhi |

A day after former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif apparently admitted that those involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks were from Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan slammed the former saying he was speaking Indian PM “Narendra Modi’s language” in a bid to protect his ill-gotten wealth stashed in his son’s companies.

The Pakistan cricketer-turned-politician tweeted, “Nawaz Sharif is the modern-day Mir Jafar, who collaborated with the British to enslave his nation for personal gains. Nawaz speaking Modi’s language against Pakistan State simply to protect his ill-gotten Rs 300 billion stashed in his son’s companies abroad.”

Khan’s statement seems to have come in reference to the interview given by Sharif to Pakistan’s news daily Dawn in which he was quoted as saying, “Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?”

What he was referring to is the stalled trial in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

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Sharif added that Pakistan had “isolated” itself.

“Despite giving sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted. Afghanistan’s narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. We must look into it,” he said before speaking on the Mumbai attack.

US President Donald Trump had accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but “lies and deceit” and providing “safe haven” to terrorists.

Citing the military and judiciary establishment, Sharif further said, “You can’t run a country if you have two or three parallel governments. This has to stop. There can only be one government – the constitutional one.”

The relations between the military and the Sharif government were at its lowest in October 2016 when the latter told the former to act against home-grown militant groups or face international isolation.

In February, the apex court also disqualified Sharif as the head of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).