Imran has taken a leaf out of the RSS book: PM.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Saturday likened Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to the extremist Indian organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as police and his party workers clash in Lahore.

Scores of police personnel and PTI supporters were injured in clashes as the law enforcers have been engaged in intermittent operations at Zaman Park since March 14.

"If anyone had any doubt, Imran Niazi's antics of the last few days have laid bare his fascist & militant tendencies," the prime minister said in a tweet.

"From using people as human shields to throwing petrol bombs at police to leading 'jathas' to intimidate judiciary, he has taken a leaf out of the RSS book," he added.

The prime minister's statement came a day after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz said that the government should deal with the Imran Khan-led PTI as a terrorist organisation - and the time had passed to sit and negotiate with the deposed prime minister.

In a hard-hitting press conference in Lahore, the PML-N leader lashed out at the former premier for creating a "scene" at his Zaman Park residence, saying Khan announced a "revolt against the state institutions".

Referring to the clashes outside Imran Khan's residence, the PML-N's chief organiser said that scenes at Zaman Park and the Kacha area are similar - the Kacha area is infamous for being a haven for notorious criminals, including high-profile kidnappers.

Meanwhile, Maryam Nawaz rejected PTI chief Imran Khan's claim that his wife Bushra Bibi was alone at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore when Punjab police conducted a 'surprise search operation' there.

The Punjab police had launched a...

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