'Hatemonger' Imran has divided Pakistanis, says Khawaja.

ISLAMABAD -- Lashing out at former prime minister Imran Khan for doing "politics of hate", Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the PTI chief has divided the nation in such a way that this divide might never go away.

"Imran Khan not only divided Pakistanis in Pakistan but also abroad. That is why a person in Canada abuses us. He did not even leave the Prophet's (PBUH) mosque. He spreads hate everywhere. He could not give love to his blood relatives, how can he give love to this nation," Asif said while addressing a session of the National Assembly on Monday.

He said that the people involved in the incident at Masjid-e-Nabwi were mostly British citizens. "These are wealthy people and have taken oaths from different countries. Their loyalties are shared. I respect them but they should not damage the country they were born in, the defence minister added.

Asif accused the former premier of using state institutions during his tenure for his own benefits and against political opponents. "Imran Khan's legacy is hate and poison. He has taken us several years back and has destroyed society. Today, many still support him but in a few years everyone will understand," he said, adding that his government will never use state institutions against anyone.

He condemned the Canadian MP Tom Kmiec's 'irresponsible and undiplomatic' remarks.

While speaking in the lower house of Canadian parliament, Kmiec, who belongs to Canada's Conservative Party, allegedly sought to drag in the security...

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