A day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan broke his silence over Pulwama attack, former president Asif Ali Zardari slammed him for not countering India's allegations regarding the attack. Zardari also said that the cricketer-turned-politician was immature and did not know how to handle international politics.
"During my tenure, the Taj Hotel in Mumbai was attacked. But back then, we handled the issue amicably. This time around, the prime minister (Imran Khan) is pretty immature. He does not know what to do. He is, in fact, a back seat driver and is acting at the behest of others. That's why the situation is getting worse," Zardari told ARY News.
Zardari was the president of Pakistan when, in 2008, Mumbai was attacked by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
In a video message, Khan on Tuesday refused to acknowledge that the February 14 Pulwama attack, that killed 40 CRPF troopers and was claimed by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, was an act of terrorism and also warned India against waging war against Pakistan.
"If you (Indian government) think you will attack us and we will not think of retaliating, we will retaliate. We will have no other option... We all know starting a war is in the hands of humans, where it will lead us, only God knows," a sombre looking Khan said.
Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has banned Asif Ali Zardari from leaving the country over a money laundering case being probed on the orders of the Supreme Court.
Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur and former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai are among those being investigated by a joint commission comprising members of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and intelligence services, by order of the Supreme Court, for allegedly laundering money through at least 29 fake accounts.