ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to Chicago to attend the Nato summit brought nothing but disgrace to the country, stated Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday.
Speaking to a press conference, Khan said that despite the death of 40,000 Pakistanis and the loss of Rs70 billion in a “strangers’ war”, Pakistan’s sacrifices are still not being given any consideration.
He further questioned that why the resentment being faced by 48 countries was not being kept in mind while discussing the reopening of Nato supply routes in the parliament. “This whole war is being done for the sake of dollars.”
“[Former ambassador to US] Husain Haqqani wrote a book against the Pakistani Army and received $100,000 from the American think-tank,” Khan claimed.
The party chief added that the PTI is not against the army, rather it wants to save it as the army should not have any role in politics.
He said that the PTI will announce its agenda regarding the Nato supply routes during a rally in Rawalpindi on May 27, stated a press release.
New PTI inductee
General (retd) Ali Kuli Khan, along with his two brothers, announced that they have joined PTI during the press conference on Tuesday. He reposed his confidence in the leadership of Imran Khan.
Khan also welcomed them to the party.
The press conference was attended by Ahsan Rasheed, Colonel (retd) Younis Ali, Amir Mehmood Kiyani, Dr Israr Shah, Ahmad Jawad and Zahid Hussain Kazmi.
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