Imran Khan's party hits out at Sharif-led PML-N's 'links' with extremists

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 10:31 hrs

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) has criticised the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for its reported nexus with extremist groups in the country and sought an explanation.

A PTI spokesman, while commenting on a reported statement by Maulana Mohammad Ahmed Ludhianvi of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, saying that the PML-N had approached him for seat-adjustment arrangement in the coming elections, alleged that the PML-N had been associated with extremist groups for a long time, reports The Dawn.

He said Ludhianvi's statement nullified repeated denials by PML-N leaders that they had no interaction with extremist elements. He added that PML-N's policy had endangered lives of innocent people.

The spokesman said that people still remember a public statement made by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif after successive terror attacks in Lahore, requesting the Taliban not to target his government because the PML-N and Taliban had the same ideology. (ANI)

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