Why General Raheel Sharif didn't like Imran Khan


As the recent meeting between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and chief of army staff General Qamar Bajwa is making rounds and casting doubts over the purpose of meeting, Senior journalist Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami has divulged chunks from Khan’s meeting with previous COAS held during his anti-regime sit-ins.

Talking in his program Nuqta-e-Nazar, Shami said that during PTI’s anti-PML-N sit-ins in the capital, Khan’s meeting with general Raheel Sharif had ended up disappointing the former because of Khan’s utter disregard for ‘professionalism’.

“Khan kept calling him by his first name which irked the general,” Shami said.

Many people interpreted Khan’s recent meeting with Gen Bajwa as having a greater meaning while the country awaits the Supreme Court’s verdict in the high-profile Panama Papers case embroiling the family of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Hours after the meeting, Khan announced that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa “stands by democracy”.