Imran Khan alleges India treated Sharif like a ‘schoolboy’

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was treated like a ‘schoolboy’ on his visit to India for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony last week.

The Cricketer-turned-politician also questioned the Pakistan PM’s visit to the home of an Indian steel tycoon, Sajjan Jindal, with his businessman son Hassan Nawaz, saying it reflected the misplaced priorities of Sharif.

Speaking to the media outside the Parliament on Monday, Khan also raised the question of why Sharif did not hold a meeting with representatives of the Hurriyat Conference. He deemed that the prime minister had struck a bargain on Kashmir.

Earlier Mr Sharif’s National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz had said his India trip for the inauguration of Modi was “in itself such a seismic event – the first time ever for a Pakistani leader – that it would have been unrealistic to expect any substantive breakthroughs”.

Khan asked if Sharif could meet Indian leaders in Delhi, then why he could not hold a meeting with those representing the Hurriyat Conference. While Sartaj Aziz had earlier said Sharif did not meet the Hurriyat leadership as it was only a ceremonial visit to India.


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