Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has mocked former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over his "friendship" with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused the two of them of creating legal and regulatory conditions in the country and tensions on the border manipulate the situation in favor of the rival PML-N.
Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by anti-corruption officials on Friday after their arrival from Abu Dhabi. They were sentenced last Friday by an accountability tribunal in the Avenfield Corruption Reference and were sentenced to 10 years and 7 years respectively.
The cricketer became a politician in one tweet I wonder why whenever Nawaz Sharif is in trouble, tensions on Pakistan's borders increase and terrorist attacks increase. Is that a coincidence? "
Khan's tweet was based on a slogan commonly used by PTI workers and supporters in his public meetings: "Mods Ka Jo Yaar Hai, Ghaddar Hai, Ghaddar Hai (Modi's friend is a traitor)."
He condemned an explosion against the convoy of former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Akram Khan Durrani in Bannu, which killed four people. Durrani was safe.
Khan also tweeted about the Mastung suicide bombing that killed 128 people, including the leader of the Balochistan Awami party, Siraj Raisani.
Another verdictable terrorist attack on a political assembly – this time in deficit. Sad to learn from Nawabzada Siraj Raisinis Shahadat on this targeted attack as well as the Shahadat of 15 other innocent citizens.
– Imran Khan (@IranKhanPTI) July 13, 2018
Meanwhile, PTI Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry criticized the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) for creating the legal system in Punjab province during the return of Sharif and his daughter.
"There is no reason to invite the public to greet someone to be arrested by the NAB," said the PTI chairman at a press conference.
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