ISLAMABAD -  After the US suspended security aid to Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Friday blamed the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz for the recent actions taken by the US and the ‘worst’ situation the country was facing at external and internal fronts.

Addressing a press conference at his Bani Gala residence, the PTI chief lashed out at the ruling party and termed ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif a security risk to Pakistan. Claiming that he had some portions of the leaked US diplomatic cables WikiLeaks, he accused Sharif brothers especially Shahbaz Sharif of sharing internal political matters with the United States through the officials of its diplomatic mission in Pakistan.

Khan also called US President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Pakistan extremely unwarranted and said that Pakistan was the country that was interested most in peace in Afghanistan. “It is deeply humiliating and insulting for the people of Pakistan to be blamed for failures of others.”

Khan said the US decision of cutting aid to Pakistan was a ‘blessing in disguise’.

Lambasting at the government, Khan said that the internal and external situation of the country demanded a stated position and a substantiated response to Trump’s accusations and threats to Pakistan.

“Unfortunately, the unwarranted threats and deliberate attempts to humiliate and insult the Pakistani nation are a consequence of political crookedness and hypocrisy of our ruling elite that never hesitated to flatter Americans,” he said. He said that Trump’s “rough and undiplomatic language” against Pakistan was a result of the ruling elite’s bad policies. “It is imperative to learn the dual faces of our ruling elite that compromised our security and foreign policy on different occasions and played a pivotal role in developing US’ rhetoric of threatening us,” the PTI chief said.

Quoting WikiLeaks, Khan explained how the country’s leaders presented themselves to the US authorities and opened the doors for the US interference in country’s internal political and administrative matters. Slamming Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman, he claimed that the “leaked cables of US diplomats unmasked their faces and showed how low they stooped in a bid to cater their political gains maligning country’s honour.”

Sharing the excerpts from WikiLeaks, he said that “Sharif told a US senator that he was convinced Pakistanis were involved in Mumbai attacks and he would push for strict action against responsible extremists.”

He also said that while Nawaz Sharif claims to be a harbinger of peace, the ousted prime minister had told Saudi Arabia that his government wanted to send the Pakistan army to Yemen. “However, the then chief of army staff and incumbent Commander of the Islamic Military Alliance Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif did not agree to the proposal,” he said.

Khan said Nawaz had taken the decision despite parliament's unanimous decision to block the deployment of any forces to Yemen. He said that according to the cables, Nawaz had told the Americans that: "I am your best friend and will remain your best friend forever."

He said that Shahbaz went around telling the Americans that “we want to take over the Jamaatud Dawa's madressahs, hospitals and the wider network but want proof from you to begin proceedings against them in the courts.”

The PTI chief also cast doubt on the role of the PML-N in the movement for the restoration of the judiciary, claiming that Shahbaz Sharif  had told the then US principal officer in Lahore Brian Hunt that former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was "a problematic figure who could create issues for the PML-N itself."

"He then presented four demands to Brian Hunt. The first of which was the removal of the bar on a politician becoming a chief minister or a prime minister for the third term.

Shahbaz's second demand was the restoration of his government in Punjab, as governor rule had been imposed in the province when this meeting happened," Khan claimed.

The third demand was an opportunity to save face even if Iftikhar Chaudhry could not be successfully restored. The last was a return of the prime minister's powers taken away by former president Pervez Musharraf, he claimed.

Khan also criticized deposed Nawaz for threatening to break his silence over ‘behind the scenes dealings’, saying he should have done that while he was in power.

He said the motive behind government’s move to amend the law regarding the finality of the Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) could now be easily understood after the US has added the country in a watch list for minorities and religious freedom violation. “Now we know at whose behest they amended the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat clause,” he said. The world has seen gross violations of human as well as religious minority rights in India. However, the US would not dare to put India on the watch list.

Expressing condolence over the demise of former air chief marshal Asghar Khan, Khan cited the famed Asghar Khan case saying that the Asghar Khan report told the tale of “Ladla” conspiring with the ISI against the democratic government of PPP leader Benazir Bhutto. This report, he said, remained neglected just because of Nawaz Sharif and his mafia’s influence on state and its institutions.

Turning his guns at Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman, he said the Americans had written in their leaked diplomatic cables that Fazl had "significant votes for sale" to the Americans.

The PTI chief said that Pakistan will lose most if Afghanistan was destabilized. Pakistan should not be made a scapegoat by the US to hide its own failures. He said it’s hard to believe that the mightiest military machine in Afghanistan shifted the burden of its failure on Pakistan and accused it of harboring terrorists which the US has failed to deal with. “How can a handful of terrorists stop the US from winning the Afghan war?” he questioned. “That is how Cambodia was destroyed in Vietnam War. They bombed Cambodia and one million people died,” he added.