Khan made the remarks while talking to reporters at his Banigala residence on Friday, The News International reported.
The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said he was shocked to see “thieves” fast on the country, adding that it would have been better to drop an atomic bomb on these people than to lead them.
According to The News International, Khan said powerful people who would tell him stories of corruption from “previous rulers” began advising him to focus on his government’s performance rather than accusing others of corruption.
He further added that the thieves had destroyed every institution and judiciary brought to power, now asking which government official would investigate the case of “these criminals”.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Imran Khan is “poisoning” the minds of the people of Pakistan by making speeches aimed at state institutions.
“Khan (repeatedly the opposition and now the government) has divided the nation into thieves and robbers,” Shahbaz told the first regular session of the National Assembly after the new government was formed.
PTI chairman Shahbaz Sharif has warned the government that no force can stop them from entering the federal capital during the long march on May 20.
He warned the federal government led by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) that more than two million people would arrive in Islamabad to gain true independence and “protest against the imported government”, ARY News reported.
Khan told the Shahbaz Sharif-led government that 20 million people would come to the federal capital no matter how many containers were kept for obstruction.
Imran Khan said, “Our opponents say that people will not come out if the temperature is high. They want to keep as many containers as possible, but 2 million people will come to Islamabad.”
The former prime minister told his supporters that the current government “feared” their emotions, adding that 11 parties had come together to oust him.