Dismisses Imran’s rigging allegations
PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has said that the incumbent government has taken all tough decisions needed to steer the country out of the crisis left by the last PTI regime and added that “now good days are coming”.
“All tough decisions have been taken and good days are coming..Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is going to announce a major relief package soon,” she said while addressing a rally in Punjab’s Chichawatni district on Monday.
Her rally was part of the campaign for Punjab’s by-elections on 20 provincial assembly seats, scheduled to be held on July 17.
Maryam said PM Shehbaz had no option but to increase the petrol and diesel prices due to his predecessor Imran Khan’s “incompetence”.
With the decline in global oil prices, PM Shehbaz said he will provide relief to the masses, Maryam quoted the premier as saying.
“Unlike Imran, he [Premier Shehbaz] did not say that he came into power to check the tomato and potato prices…”
She also accused former prime minister Imran of detaining a woman at the PM House, when she allegedly went there to lodge a complaint against then NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal.
“The PM House was used for blackmailing purposes… instead of converting it into a university it was made a hub of kidnapping,” she said while referring to the allegations of Tayyaba Gul.
Maryam said Farah Gogi was a frontwoman of Imran’s wife Bushra Bibi who “plundered the resources of Punjab”.
The ruling party stalwart also claimed that both the women would receive diamonds in bribes to have the files signed by then prime minister Imran Khan.
“Nawaz Sharif built CPEC which attracted investments from China and many development projects including roads, highways were developed under it but Imran only built one project GPEC — Gog-Pinki Economic Corridor.”
“I promise you that we will not rest for a minute until we provide you relief..,” she added.
Responding to Imran’s allegations that the PML-N-led government was plotting to rig the upcoming by-polls, Maryam said PML-N’s victory in the by-election is certain. “He is hurling rigging allegations because he knows that he cannot win the polls..”