ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf claimed yesterday that the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has a soft corner for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In a rejoinder to Information Minister Pervez Rasheed, Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians General Secretary Ashraf said the minister did not condemn the Indian atrocities in Held Kashmir but levelled baseless allegations against the PPP-led government in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Ashraf said the silence on Held Kashmir situation, amounted to hide the Indian atrocities.

He said that on one hand the information minister ‘hoodwinked’ the people of Pakistan over the Indian atrocities while on the other he incited PML-N goons to attack lives and properties of PPP members and sympathizers in AJK.

The former PM said that federal ministers were campaigning for PML-N candidates with full protocol and trying to influence the AJK elections.

“These federal ministers are using inciting language which has turned into violent incidents against PPP workers and supporters,” he said. 

Ashraf claimed a free and fair election means defeat for PML-N in AJK. He remarked that levelling false accusations against the AJK government by PML-N federal ministers was a case of pot calling kettle black.

“PML-N can clearly see defeat in AJK elections so it has resorted to inciting its people to violence and burning and destroying properties of PPP supporters,” he contended.