KARACHI (Web Desk) – Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that he had never called Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif a traitor.
He added that his criticism was due to ‘Modi-Nawaz friendship’ on Friday.
Bilwal Bhutto’s remarks came a day after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan lambasted Bilawal Bhutto a hypocrite.
“Bilawal Bhutto, on one hand, calls the prime minister a traitor and then goes to the joint sitting of the Parliament to gladly shake hands with him,” Khan noted.
The PTI chief was referring to a slogan Bilawal was seen chanting during his election campaign in Azad Kashmir. “Modi ka jo yar hai, ghaddar hai ghaddar hai (Whoever is a friend of Modi is a traitor).”
“I can never think about calling the country’s elected prime minister a traitor,” Bilawal told reporters after a meeting with Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in Islamabad.
“I never said such thing for the Prime Minister, instead I called friends of [Indian Prime Minister Narendra] Modi as traitors.”
Bilawal also urged the JUI-F chief to persuade Prime Minister Sharif to order an inquiry into the Panama Leaks. “Maulana Fazlur Rehman is my uncle,” he stated.