Don't link terrorism with Islam: Imran Khan

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Lahore, July 5 (ANI): Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said that terrorism should not be linked with Islam.

Talking to media persons after visiting Jamia Naeemia to express grief over the assassination of country's top religious scholar Sarfaraz Naeemi here, Khan termed the suicide bombings as a 'political issue.'

"No religion can allow suicide bombing. There is no solution to this problem in Islam. The suicide bombing is an entirely political issue," The Daily Times quoted Khan, as saying.

He criticized the PPP-led government for towing the lines of the United States, and said that the extremism in Pakistan could not be rooted out until the US continues its operation in Afghanistan.

"Pakistan is heading towards disaster as the ruling political leadership is in pursuit of dollars for their personal gains.The growing extremism in Pakistan cannot be curbed as long as US stays in Afghanistan," the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief said.

Khan said he is sure that mid-term polls will be held in the country, but added that even the polls would not be able to pull Pakistan out from the current turbulent situation. (ANI)

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