Federal Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said that former prime minister Imran Khan was creating a conflict between institutions of state, the government, and the public.
Speaking at an event in Lahore, Iqbal condemned the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman for purportedly creating mistrust between state institutions and defaming their leadership.
He continued that since 2014 Khan had indulged in politics of animosity and provocation. “He is spreading polarization in the country and is attempting to create differences between the public and the leaders.”
The minister also stated that Imran’s politics was abhorrent and also compromised the sovereignty and integrity of the country. “His politics is unacceptable in a country which is an atomic power.”
In another development, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has accused PTI chairman Imran Khan of wanting to start a civil war in the country. However, he warned him that the nation will hold him accountable for his ‘immoral designs’.
Prime Minister Sharif said this on Sunday as he replied to a question regarding the long march on Islamabad PTI is planning to hold on May 25. Responding to a question if the government would call upon the army to stop the long march, the premier said that a decision would be made if and when required.