Fight is between elders, Imran just a stooge, says Maryam
Says no need for inquiry into Karachi incident as everything is very much clear
PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz on Friday said there was no need for a probe into the Karachi incident in her opinion because everything is very much clear. However, she added that she would wait for the inquiry report and the people must know what really had happened there, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Maryam was talking to media persons after she arrived at the sit-in organised by the Baloch students at Charing Cross in Lahore against abolishing the scholarship for 600-seat quota reserved for the youth from the province in the higher educational institutions of Punjab.
Replying to different questions, the PML-N leader remarked that the fight was between the “two, four elders” [Big 4] and Imran Khan should not jump into the matter for being just a sideline spectator. The point had already been explained by Nawaz Sharif in his Gujranwala speech, she added.
She said they would not backtrack and get frightened no matter how many cases the government was going to register against them. “Nawaz Sharif is present everywhere despite being not in the country. Nawaz Sharif is haunting them,” Maryam remarked.
She maintained that Lt-Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa would have to appear before the court of law and his resignation [from the post of special assistant to the prime minister] wasn’t enough.
About the Baloch students’ issue, the PML-N vice-president said it was Shehbaz Sharif who had allocated the seats. “Punjab is orphan without Shehbaz Sharif. Pakistan is orphan without Nawaz Sharif,” Maryam remarked and added that she would raise the issue in Quetta too during her visit starting tomorrow (Saturday) for Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally on Sunday.
“The person who gave scholarship to these students is in prison today. Shehbaz Sharif is being punished for not fighting with his brother.”
During the media interaction, Maryam also discussed the alarming rise in inflation, blasting the government over the increase in prices of bread and medicines.
The remarks about the Karachi episode came as Shahid Khaqan Abbasi – former prime minister and a PML-N senior leader – on Thursday said the two agencies besieging the Sindh IG’s residence were under the Centre and answerable to the prime minister.
“Who gave the unlawful orders? Who implemented [the orders], violated the Constitution?” he questioned at press conference in Islamabad.
Earlier on Wednesday, PML-N Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday asked Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa to tell on whose orders the hotel room in which Maryam Nawaz was raided.
Demanding to explain why this incident happened, she said the information should be made part of the inquiry report.
The Sindh IG was kidnapped for the very reason to barge into Maryam’s room, the spokesperson said in a statement, adding that the inquiry report would be incomplete without the sharing that.
Apology should be extended to Maryam and all the daughters of the nation besides making part of the report, Marriyum demanded.