India trying to implode Pakistan after failing to defeat it militarily: Imran Khan

26 October 2016, 11:53 AM
A file photo of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan.
A file photo of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan.

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan today claimed India was trying to "implode" Pakistan and sabotage moves against corruption.

The 64-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman also accused Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of being a "security risk" to the country.

"A new doctrine has originated in India which aims to implode Pakistan because they have failed to defeat us militarily," Imran told reporters outside his residence in Islamabad before leaving for Quetta, where Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a police training centre.

"...to make Pakistan descend into chaos without any reforms," he said, adding that India did not want an inside political reform movement to succeed. "Whenever we plan to launch a reform movement against corruption in the country such terror attacks happen," he added.

Noting that corruption and militancy funding in Pakistan "run side by side", Imran also called Sharif a "security risk" for the country as the prime minister was only interested in saving himself from the accountability in the wake of the Panama Papers leaks.

"His only aim is to save himself from the repercussions of the revelations regarding his corruption in Panama leaks," Khan said and demanded the government to highlight the names of those officials who were involved in leaking the crucial information regarding a high-level security meeting.

He went on to add that "when Balochistan chief minister is saying that India was involved in sabotaging law and order in the province then why does our prime minister not raise his voice on the issue on global forums".

First Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:47 AM
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