Imran throws anybody who threatens him in jail, says Maryam
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has said that whosoever threatens Prime Minister Imran Khan, eventually lands in a lock-up, adding this will not last long, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Talking to the media outside the Accountability Court (AC) in Lahore on Saturday, Maryam Nawaz said this was not the accountability of the opposition leaders, but a political witch-hunt.
She, however, expressed the hope that the courts would one day acquit her and other opposition leaders in these cases.
Maryam further said that the Broadsheet episode had exposed the government’s bad intentions.
She hoped that PML-N would win the upcoming by-elections.
She stated emphatically that there would be a massive protest by the PDM outside the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) building on January 19.
The PML-N vice-president claimed that the reason why PM Imran had put party president Shehbaz Sharif in jail, because he saw in him his alternative.
She accused the authorities of pressuring Shehbaz to abandon his brother Nawaz Sharif. “But when he refused, he was thrown into jail,” she alleged.
She also claimed that PDM’s movement had now transformed into a popular movement.
According to sources, Maryam had a detailed discussion with Shehbaz on the present political situation in the country.
Besides that she also informed the PML-N president of the health of her father and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Maryam also conveyed to him message from the former premier.
She also inquired from Shehbaz Sharif about his health. Shehbaz informed her about the check-up the medical board carried out. Both of them were seen whispering in each other’s ears.
Later, the PML-N vice-president also had a discussion with her cousin Hamza Shehbaz.
Responding to a question, Maryam said it was unfortunate that garbage was littered everywhere in Lahore. “The city has become a garbage dumping point,” she commented.
PML-N activists clash with police
PML-N supporters clashed with policemen after the police stopped them from entering the Lahore accountability court Saturday afternoon.
The supporters had gathered outside the court for the hearing of the corruption cases against PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz.
Security was tightened because Maryam Nawaz, the party's vice-president, appeared in court to meet her uncle and cousin.
The police stopped the PML-N supporters and workers on Ferozepur Road, after which they started pushing them to enter the court premises.