Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday reprimanded Nawaz Sharif for his statement in which he accused the army chief of interfering in the elections and forming a “puppet government” in Islamabad. Sharif, a 70-year-old leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) party, was evicted from power in 2017 by the court on charges of corruption.
Sharif on Friday named Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI Chief Lt. General Faiz Hameed for the first time, saying that he had interfered in the 2018 election to ensure Imran Khan’s victory. Replying to Sharif, Khan said on Saturday that the PML-N president had come to power “by cleaning General Jia’s shoes”.
Significantly, Sharif came into politics in the 1980s when General Zia ul Haq imposed martial law in the country. Khan said that Sharif has used derogatory words against the army at a time when he is sacrificing his life for the country. Khan said, “Why are they sacrificing their lives? For us, for the country. And this jackal who had run away with his tail has used such language for army chief and ISI chief. “