Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) spokesperson Faisal Karim Kundi called Imran Khan a “foreign-funded leader marching with a foreign agenda”, media reports said.
Kundi, criticizing Khan, said India – Pakistan’s “enemy” – was promoting the former prime minister’s rhetoric, The News reported.
“(Imran Khan) Niazi cannot mislead the nation by making statements against Bhutto,” the PNP leader said.
Meanwhile, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said there are nearly 3,000 people with the PTI chief in Muridke.
Addressing a press conference in Sialkot, Asif said PTI is playing into India’s hands with its long march, The News reported.
He added that 98 percent of the march route passes through Punjab, while only 6-7 km falls in the federal government territory.
Meanwhile, Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, said on Sunday that his party was with the Pakistan Army and wanted it “to be strong”, the Express Tribune reported.
The former prime minister made these comments during his address on the third day of the Haqeeqi Azadi march to Islamabad.
The former ruling party has been critical of the security system, with Khan criticizing the Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), whose press conference on Thursday he condemned during his addresses on the first and second days of the march.
In his message to the leadership on Sunday, Khan, however, refrained from criticizing the ISI DG.
“India does not misunderstand, we are with our army,” he said, adding that the neighboring country was celebrating after the ISI director general’s press conference as it believed the army and Imran Khan had a “clash”, the Express Tribune reported.
“I want to tell India that this army is ours and I can never go against it,” the former prime minister said.
He added: “When Gen [Pervez] Mushara removed these two corrupt parties [PML-N and PPP]people had given out sweets because they were sick of them being stolen.