No sacred cow in Pakistan, everyone will be answerable: Maryam
Launches PML-N’s Sher Jawan campaign
While launching the party's ‘Sher Jawan’ campaign in Lahore, Maryam Nawaz said the move was an attempt by the party to encourage its young workers to bring about a positive change in the country.
Talking about the campaign, Maryam said that it was aimed at providing the youth with political awareness. "Sher Jawan is a campaign to remind the youth about the reason behind Pakistan's creation."
"It is a campaign that aims to make the youth understand the Constitution, restore their faith in democracy, and warn them against the hybrid government," she said, adding that its focus is to fulfill the dreams of the youngsters.
Speaking on slavery, Maryam said that it takes away the right to speak, it forces people to bow down before the powerful, it induces fear in you, and it restricts people from asking for their rights and remain silent. "People are given their rights as if it is charity and even those are provided after the powerful approve them," she said.
"People are sent to jails when they demand their rights — this is slavery," Maryam said.
Shedding light on the Karachi incident, she said: "Slavery is when the inspector-general is abducted in Karachi and forced to sign the orders of Captain (retd) Safdar's arrest."
The PML-N leader said that the IG was told that he could not leave until he had signed the order. Slamming the authorities, she asked: "Are policemen lesser creatures? Are they not human beings?"
The PML-N leader said the reason behind Pakistan's creation was still not being followed, however, after witnessing the enthusiasm of the attendees, she said that the country was in "safe hands".
Speaking about the students of Balochistan, whose scholarships have been cancelled, she said: "600 children held a long march for but the government did not even bother to inquire about their problem."
Maryam said that the Constitution was the book that mentioned the rights of the people. "It mentions what should and should not take place in Pakistan, what is right and what isn't."
Urging the audience to read the Constitution, Maryam said that even if a single demand of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif was against it, then people should not support him. "Nawaz Sharif talks about following the constitution and the oath," she said, adding they should not cast blames on the "uniform". This uniform is of a martyr who protects us at Siachen, she said.
Maryam said that when the vote is not respected, then students are deprived of laptops and scholarships, adding that inflation also surges when this happens.