My meeting with US officials is bad news for ‘selected’ PM, says Maryam

Claims PTI govt’s days are numbered: PDM’s Faisalabad rally to be ‘decisive one’ against the govt

By: News Desk      Published: 03:53 PM, 16 Oct, 2021
Maryam Nawaz
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz said on Saturday that the performance of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government had put its future in jeopardy, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Talking to the media in Lahore before leaving for Faisalabad where she is due to attend opposition parties’ alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) public gathering, Maryam Nawaz said it looked quite difficult that the government would see through the ongoing year, 2021, what to speak of completing its five-year term in 2023.

Maryam said that PDM’s public gatherings had succeeded in creating awareness in people about the present government’s ‘incompetence’ and ‘corruption’. “The entire nation is now aware what is happening to the country,” she remarked. 

Maryam said today’s gathering at Faisalabad was going to be a decisive one. “I am going to tell so many things to the nation in my today’s speech at the gathering. Therefore, I request the people to listen to my today’s speech,” she added. 

Responding to a question about her meeting with the US officials, Maryam said her meeting with them was a bad news for the ‘selected’ prime minister who had yet to receive a phone call from the US President Joe Biden.

She said she had a discussion with the US dignitaries on a variety of issues, particularly on Pakistani politics.

PML-N vice president, however, said that the party and the PDM were not contemplating a long march right now.

Responding to another question about some members in her party who are apprehensive of former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s politics of confrontation with the establishment, she said now even those who had reservations were convinced that whatever PML-N supremo was saying was right. 

To yet another question, PML-N vice president said the deaths being reported from across the Punjab were not due to dengue, but due to the ‘negligence’ and ‘incompetence’ of the present government. 

She said she now fondly remembered PML-N President and former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif who would go out on roads and create awareness in people about the disease by distributing pamphlets, and the irony was that he was ridiculed, and it was said he was ‘showing off’.  

Maryam was of the view that any political party that claims to be a popular one should side with the masses at this critical juncture in the country’s history.

Reporter Umar Aslam