What happened: While addressing the Tiger Force convention in Islamabad, PM Imran Khan called out former PM Nawaz Sharif for maligning the military leadership during his speech at the PDM rally help in Gujranwala on Friday.
What the PM said: Khan said Nawaz Sharif himself gained political success after receiving help from the military. He further said Sharif used inappropriate language against the military and intelligence agency chiefs, who continuously put their lives on the line for the country.
“There are constant attacks on our soldiers; they are sacrificing their lives every day,” he said, talking about the 20 security personnel were martyred in two attacks on Thursday.
“Why are they sacrificing their lives? For us; for the country. And this jackal (geedar) who ran with his tail between his legs used such language for the army chief and DG ISI,” he continued, referring to Nawaz Sharif.
What Nawaz Sharif said at the PDM: While addressing the rally through video link from London, Nawaz accused the security establishment for being behind his ouster as PM and “bringing Imran Khan into power”. Nawaz named Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, alleging that they were responsible for making a “state above the state” and for the presence of “two governments” in the nation.