‘Chosen one’ take orders from above: Nawaz
From Our Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: In an apparent jibe at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo Imran Khan, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the ‘chosen one’ had become accustomed to following diktats from ‘the top’. Sharif told reporters at an accountability court that the people of Lahore had rejected Khan three times in a row. He has made a habit of announcing the inevitable fall of a ‘wicket’ to leave Lahore.
“The people rejected Imran Khan in 2013. The results of the forthcoming coming general elections will be the same,” Sharif said. The former PM also said Khan should share who really was taking wickets.
‘The young, who previously supported Khan have abandoned him,’ he said. They have cracked the reality of his revolutionary dreams, Sharif said. Commenting on Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak’s recent remarks on how “orders from the top” only referred to directives from the Almighty or Khan, Sharif said Khattak was referring to other forces.
“The entire nation knows what orders from the top mean. He brought about such a revolution, on orders, that he pledged support for the arrow,” Sharif said referring to the PTI-PPP understanding over the recently-concluded Senate elections. “Khan is just bringing politics into disrepute,” he said.