Abbotabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Sunday slammed President Asif Ali Zardari for visiting India at a time of a tragedy afflicted on Pakistan Army in Siachen.
Addressing the reportedly largest political gathering held in Abbottabad, Imran said: “The nation will not forgive leaders who have no respect for the nation and its institutions, and who do not know how to stand by the state in trying times.”
The cricketer-turned-politician further assured the gathering that his party would follow the Turkish model of development once it comes into power.
Imran criticised the West, saying that his party would pull out of the US-sponsored war on terrorism “which was being fought for dollars”.
Calling the tribal people as ‘brothers’, he underlined that talks should be held to resolve issues. He also said that his party would make ordinary citizens as its leader, instead of those with names and “suffixes of Bhutto and Sharif”.
First Published: Monday, April 09, 2012, 10:33