Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that multiple world leaders told him on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session that the Former PM Imran Khan was “rude”, “told lies” and labeled him as a “narcissist”.
In an interview, the Pakistani premier said he was “shocked” at the UNGA sidelines in New York when world leaders had personally objected to PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s conduct.
“Some leaders told me in person about his personality. They told me he was rude, he told lies and he is a ‘narcissist’, quote-unquote,” the PM said in an interview without naming any world leaders. On ties with Washington, the premier shared that the former prime minister had damaged Islamabad’s relations “with the United States for no rhyme or reason”.
The premier also labeled Khan as “the biggest liar on the face of the earth” and blamed the PTI leader for “injecting poison into society to dangerously polarize the electorate” following his ouster.
Sharing his thoughts on a recent audio leak, PM said that the sound bites were “an irrefutable endorsement that he [Imran Khan] is the biggest liar on the face of the earth. I’m not saying this with a sense of glee but a sense of embarrassment and concern. My country’s image has been damaged hugely by these lies told out of mean personal interest.”
“Never before was I concerned about our country’s future,” said PM Shehbaz. “Imran Khan has injected an infinite amount of poison in this society and made it hugely polarized as never before … he is distorting facts and creating hate.”
When asked about Nawaz Sharif’s influence on the government, the Premier openly said that he always consults his brother, “Of course, I consult Nawaz, he is my leader and my older brother,” he said. “But he has given me completely free rein to make decisions.”