India treated Nawaz like a schoolboy, says Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Monday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was treated like a schoolboy in India.

Speaking to media representatives outside the Parliament House in the federal capital, Khan said that by not meeting representatives of the Hurriyat Conference in New Delhi, the prime minister had struck a bargain on Kashmir.

Khan questioned that if the premier could meet lead and cement traders in New Delhi, why couldn’t he hold a meeting with those representing the Hurriyat Conference.

He said that a clerical mistake had taken the vote bank of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) from seven million in 2008 to 12.5 million in 2013.

Khan said issues were being run on stay orders for the past one year, adding that massive rigging had occurred in the 2013 election yet political leaders were hiding behind the guise of such orders.

The PTI chairman said several legal fora had been approached over the issue of rigging.

Separately, Khan said that President Mamnoon Hussain’s address to the joint sitting of the Parliament made no mention of minorities.

Khan said the war against terrorism had compounded the problem of extremism in the country, adding that the army had been pushed to fight in North Waziristan on US directives.