Ready to talk with Army: Maryam

By: News Desk      Published: 04:23 PM, 12 Nov, 2020
Ready to talk with Army: Maryam

PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has said that her party is ready to talk with the Army for which the platform of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) can be used with a condition that the PTI government would be removed.

In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, Maryam said, “The Army is my institution. We will certainly talk [with them] but only by remaining within the constitutional framework.”

She, however, said the dialogue would be held within the structure defined by the Constitution in front of the people, not secretly, adding that talks could be held with every stakeholder. “The people are the biggest stakeholder in the country.”

The PML-N leader claimed that the establishment approached her close associates for dialogue but no one had contacted her directly so far. “I am not against the institution but think that if we have to move forward then this government has to go.”

When asked about talks with the government, she replied, “Dialogue would now be held with the people, and is being held, and is going so well that all the forces and the bogus government have panicked.”

They were panicked and unable to figure out that what how to react, Maryam said, adding that shocking blunders were being committed in the process.

She rejected the impression that the PML-N’s politics is heading towards a blind alley. “I think those people are moving towards a blind alley, who tried to manufacture this artificial thing.”

Only one narrative of “respect the vote” and “don’t make a state above the state” was echoing across the country, Maryam maintained.

People had seen their proof, she said and added, “It is not a blind alley now. Now, it is the only path and this path is moving towards the supremacy of Constitution and law.”

About PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s statement that Nawaz Sharif should provide evidence of his claim about military’s interference in elections, she said the PML-N supremo had already provided the proof before raising the issue.  

“The Pakistan People’s Party has its stance, the Pakistan Muslim League has its own stance which Mian Sahib [Nawaz Sharif] has explained.”  

She said the press release issued by the ISPR about Karachi didn’t provide answers to the people and had raised more questions.

Maryam said the issue of in-house change or minus Imran Khan would be looked into when the time came and stressed the need for holding fresh elections in the country.

Imran Khan and his party were not a big issue as their fight was with the mindset which they represented, she maintained and said they represent everything which required to be eliminated from Pakistan.