Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said he does not want to be elevated to power by using American backing.
Earlier on Friday, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Richard Hoagland had accused Khan of using his recent detention in Toronto by U.S. authorities for political mileage, reports The News.
"A lot of the story that went out was not very accurate, but played up for political purposes," Hoagland was quoted, as saying.
Hoagland added that in principle nobody is ever stopped from entering the United States for their political beliefs.
Referring to his interrogation at the Toronto airport, Khan he had been raising funds from Pakistanis based in the U.S. for the past 20 years and he had never been stopped until recently, the paper said.
He termed the incident an insult to the people of Pakistan.
"All the Americans had stood together for the killer Raymond Davis but no one in Pakistan raised any voice for the country's leader," he said. (ANI)