Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Thursday slammed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and his “minions” for running a smear campaign against him as, after more than three years, the Daily Mail publicly apologised for publishing a defamatory article against him.
“I bow my head in humility before Allah (SWT) for my vindication. For [three] long years, Imran [and] his minions went to any limit to assassinate my character,” the prime minister said in a tweet hours after the publication published an apology note on its website.
The premier, who was the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly when the article was published, said in their smear campaign, the PTI did not bother if their actions brought a bad name to Pakistan and damaged its relations with a friendly country.
PM Shehbaz said his critics mocked and ridiculed him and his family through their baseless allegations, but “I had my unwavering faith in Allah, for only He could expose their brazen lies”.