Imran Khan showed people how 2018 vote was stolen, says Maryam

Visits Daska: Says PML-N ‘lions’ will not bow to vote thieves

By: News Desk      Published: 02:13 PM, 21 Feb, 2021
Imran Khan showed people how 2018 vote was stolen, says Maryam

PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz on Sunday said that the government has miserably lost the by-election in Daska despite resorting to ‘state terrorism’.

Talking to newsmen at Jati Umra before her departure to Daska, Maryam Nawaz said “Imran Khan has shown the nation how the 2018 vote was stolen.”

“These people are not stand exposed. If we knew they will take two lives we would have handed over the Daska seat anyway,” Maryam said and added “This government will collapse very soon.”

The PML-N vice-president said Imran Khan has told the people how the 2018 elections were robbed and he was imposed on them. “They should know their standing in the public now as people of the four provinces have rejected them,” she added.

Maryam said “The people of Daska have fought for the democracy and have given respect to the vote. They have rejected thieves of wheat flour, sugar and vote.”

Praising the role of the Election Commission of Pakistan, Maryam said the presiding officers have refused to be bought.

Maryam was on her way to Daska where she will visit the house of PML-N candidate Syeda Nosheen Iftikhar. She will also visit the house party activist who was killed in the firing incident during voting in the by-election on Friday last.

Address to Daska gathering

Addressing a huge crowd in Daska, Maryam Nawaz said that the PTI government’s failure in holding by-election for NA-75 has made it clear that Nawaz Sharif's narrative is still popular across Pakistan. Maryam said that the people of the city proved that they would "not bow down to those who stole votes."

Speaking about PML-N worker Zeeshan who died due to firing in Daksa during the by-election, Maryam said that the police have registered a case against his brother for the unrest. "PML-N members are being punished for supporting the party," Maryam said, adding the PTI used every tactic under the sun to derail the election that day because the PML-N was winning and the ruling party felt threatened. 

"The PTI knew that it was about to face humiliation in the NA-75 constituency, therefore, its workers not only created chaos in Daska but even went to Wazirabad and Nowshera to torture PML-N voters," she said. "However, the people of Pakistan know how to safeguard their votes. The party which steals votes should be ashamed of itself," Maryam said.

She said the firing incident in Daska took place under the noses of PTI candidates, adding the situation was created to terrorise the masses. "The people of Daska proved that they would not bow down to those who stole votes," she said. "Those who respect the sanctity of votes defeated fear and stood up to tyranny."

"There were long queues of people standing outside polling stations because the ruling party deliberately slowed down the process," she said, adding when asked about the reason for the undue delay, the PTI blamed it on the heavy fog.

The PML-N leader added that when the votes were recounted, 300 of them turned out to be fake votes. "I salute the intellectual abilities of Imran Khan, who came to power through stolen votes," she said. "His stupidity turned the Daska election into a countrywide election as people realised that the general elections of 2018 were also rigged."