ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday took his political opponent ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to task over his statement with regard to the Mumbai attacks.

In a statement on his official twitter account, the PTI chief said: “Nawaz Sharif is the modern-day Mir Jafar, who collaborated with the British to enslave his nation for personal gains. Nawaz speaking Modi’s language against Pak State simply to protect his ill-gotten Rs 300b stashed in his sons companies abroad.”

“Today NS [Nawaz Sharif] stands exposed before the nation. To try & protect his wrongdoings he is not only willing to destroy all Pak State institutions, including Army, NAB, SC, but also the future of our country,” he further said.

“The big question is: Why, when he was in power for over 4 yrs, & his puppet is still holding power today, he did not speak out and take action?.”

The PML-N lifelong supreme leader, in an interview with a leading English daily, said that “militant organisations are active” in Pakistan and asked the interviewer if the State should allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai.

Sharif, who was answering a question about his ouster, steered the conversation towards foreign policy and national security by stating that Pakistan has isolated itself in international arena despite giving sacrifices in war on terror.