Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif called the arrest of his brother Shehbaz Sharif regretful and ridiculous, terming it the worst victimisation and holding the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government responsible.

“Shehbaz, upon holding the office of Punjab chief minister, set an example of public service with honesty,” Nawaz said, noting that his services were recognized by people, foreign governments and international organisations. He said that everyone knows the PTI government is responsible for this.

The former premier, who was recently released from prison, said that what the PTI government is meting out to opponents today, it should be prepared to face the same treatment in future. “Because, this is how the nature works,” he added.

Nawaz further asked the government not to cover up its incompetence through such acts.