Says holding march against establishment not govt
Berating PTI Chairman Imran Khan, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday said that Khan was “not holding the long march against the coalition government but it was aimed at the establishment.”
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Maryam Nawaz said: “When he says that he has recognised the real faces of Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq, then do you think he is referring to Maryam Nawaz, Nawaz Sharif, or Shehbaz Sharif? Our faces are etched on his heart.
He does not sleep because of our faces [revolving in his mind]. The threat he is issuing is not to us, but to the establishment.”
Lashing out at the PTI over the murder of a policeman during a raid at the house of the party’s leader, Maryam Nawaz said that Imran Khan wants bloodshed in the country through the long march.
She said that the conspiracy to transform Pakistan into Sri Lanka will not be succeeded. The PML-N vice president’s press conference comes after the federal government decided to not let the PTI’s long march go ahead following late-night raids and arrests of the party’s leaders.
Continuing her tirade against Khan, Maryam said the PTI chairman also launched “a malicious campaign targetting the judiciary, in which abusive words were used against the judges” as they issued a historic verdict of restoring the National Assembly — after President Arif Alvi had dissolved the lower house.
“But when the Supreme Court took a suo motu notice against Shehbaz Sharif, then you started praising them. I want to request the courts to not lay the tradition of giving verdicts in favour of the person who abuses the courts,” she said.