Maryam denies Opp seeking army's help to topple govt

By: News Desk      Published: 10:46 PM, 26 Dec, 2020
Maryam denies Opp seeking army's help to topple govt
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz says the opposition is capable of sending the prime minister home.–File photo

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Saturday rebutted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement that opposition parties were asking the army to topple the government led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). 

Addressing a PML-N workers convention in Sukkur late on Saturday evening, Maryam said Imran must know that he was not an elected prime minister. She said the PML-N and the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 opposition parties currently trying to topple the federal government, were capable of sending the prime minister home through people’s power. 

Clarifying reports that two of the PML-N MNAs had submitted their resignations to the National Assembly speaker a few days ago, Maryam said that someone mischievously submitted her party lawmakers’ resignations to the speaker. She however urged her party lawmakers to own their resignations if the speaker calls them for confirmation. 

Responding to prime minister’s statement that opposition lawmakers were backtracking on the resignations issue, Maryam said all of her party members had already submitted their resignations to her. She said the PML-N would return to power again as a result of new elections. She said Imran Khan was going and the PML-N was coming into power again. 

Maryam took Imran to task for saying that he was unprepared to run the country when he assumed power in 2018. She asked why Imran played with people’s fate when he was not prepared to run the country. She said that Imran was well prepared to fill the pockets of his friends with the taxpayers’ money. She said that power tariff, flour price, CNG price and gas price increased manifold after Imran took power in 2018. She said the only qualification Imran Khan had was his shoe-polishing skill; otherwise, he was too incompetent to run the country.