ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday telephoned to General Raheel Sharif in Moscow and took him into confidence about the PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s remarks against Army, The Express News reported.

During the conversation which lasted few minutes, Nawaz Sharif assured General Raheel for full support, adding that it was crucial that all parties support the army at a time when it is fighting a war against militants.

Earlier, hours after PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari criticized the government and armed forces of the country for alleged character assassination of his party, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the former president has tried to target the most important national institution to hide his own shortcomings.

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In a statement,interior minister termed Zardari’s statement as “unfounded, inapt and offensive”.

“Targeting an institution that renders sacrifices is condemnable,” he said. “This type of politics is not only condemnable but also dangerous,” he added.

Similarly,Prime Minister Nawaz  had cancelled a scheduled meeting with Zardari on Tuesday.