Maryam wants election after accountability
PML-N leader brands ex-CJ as ‘pharaoh’; Alleges ex-spymaster abused power to put three-time PM behind bar
March 7, 2023 10:13 PM
In her fresh tirade against former prime minister Imran Khan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz has said the accountability will be held first and the elections will follow.
The PML-N is prepared for the polls, the party chief organizer said while addressing a public rally in Sheikhupura. She added her party will win the election but a few things must be placed in order first.
She branded a former chief justice as a ‘pharaoh’ and claimed that the ex-CJ set his own ‘standards of justice’. Nawaz Sharif, the three-time prime minister, was subjected to political persecution, she said and mentioning the ‘forced’ detention of her family members and the party leaders.
She stressed the people wanted to know about the reason for the discrimination her family and the Nawaz Leagers were subjected to. She questioned why ex-PM Nawaz was made to serve a year in jail for no reason and why ‘criminal’ Imran Khan has been walking free.
In April 2018, the Supreme Court disqualified the three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif for life and in April 2022, ex-PM Imran Khan was ousted from power after losing a no-confidence vote
Maryam Nawaz has been questioning the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and her detention on corruption charges though she was not holding a public office.
She alleged that ex-spymaster Faiz Hameed approached Justice Shaukat and told him that if Nawaz is not disqualified, their two-year manoeuvring will be a futile exercise.
She stressed the people wanted to know why popular leaders were put behind the bars. She said the public has the right to know the truth.
Speaking about PTI's "Jail Bharo Tehreek", Maryam said that no movement was a bigger failure than this one.
"PTI leadership kept telling their workers to fill up the jails and were sitting at home themselves out of fear.
"Imran Khan said the 'Jail Bharo Tehreek' was successful, but I have never seen such a failed movement in history," she said, adding that the PTI chair had plastered his leg for fear of going to jail.
Maryam said there was no comparison between PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and Khan as Nawaz was a "brave person because he faced jail in a bad condition while Imran Khan had never been to jail".
She also ridiculed Khan on social media for avoiding arrest by the Islamabad police.
In a tweet, she asked her father to lend some bravery to "coward" Khan to face the courts of law instead of hiding at his residence in Lahore.
She tagged Nawaz and said: “Listen @NawazSharifMNS, please lend a little courage to Imran Khan.”
She said the "lion" [Nawaz Sharif] was innocent; he came to Pakistan from London, holding her daughter’s [Maryam Nawaz’s] hand and presented himself for arrest.
“If a jackal is a thief, he hides behind other’s daughters and uses them as a shield for fear of his arrest,” she said, adding that the nation had now come to know the difference between a lion and a jackal.
"Imran Khan is hiding his daughter and lied in an official declaration form. They were caught taking money from Israel and India in foreign funding and they did not spend even a day in jail," she said.