Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.—File Photo

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said Monday that a larger “global conspiracy” exists behind fueling violence between Shia and Sunni sects in Pakistan, DawnNews reported.

“Similar to Iraq, Lebanon and Bahrain, sectarian violence in Pakistan is part of a larger global conspiracy,” said Khan, speaking to reporters in Lahore.

However, the PTI chief put responsibility of the country’s security situation on President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif.

“Zardari does not have the time to pay attention to the situation in the country,” he said. “These corrupt politicians have become billionaires in the past five years.”

Khan accused the country’s two biggest political parties of making seat adjustments with terrorist organisations for the coming elections. He also accused the political parties in Sindh of providing safe havens to terrorist elements involved in sectarian violence.

The PTI chief urged the people to vote wisely in the upcoming general elections and not elect parties with armed militant wings. He claimed that, if elected, his party would cleanse the country of the menace of terrorism.

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