Ex-envoy Haqqani accuses Imran Khan of inciting ‘extremist’ supporters against him

Islamabad, Feb 12: Former ambassador to US, Husain Haqqani, has accused Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rashid Ahmed for inciting their “supporters in jihadist terrorist organisations” against him.

Haqqani, who had fled Pakistan after being implicated in the Memogate case and refused to return citing security threats, wrote a letter to the interior secretary regarding the arrangements made for his security in the country, reports The Express Tribune.

The Supreme Court bench, hearing the case, has ordered the interior secretary to finalise Haqqani’s security arrangements so he can return to the country and appear before the court.

In his letter, Haqqani stated that Imran has publicly declared him a traitor, and Rashid called him a traitor on national television.

He accused Imran and Rashid for sharing the “public stage with groups and leaders described internationally as terrorists”.

Haqqani further wrote that their pronouncements are a potential incitement to their supporters in ‘jihadist terrorist organisations’ to eliminate him as a voice for a liberal and tolerant Pakistan. (ANI)