Imran’s election ultimatum just a ‘face-saving’ attempt: Maryam


Country may default if petrol, power prices not increased

Pakistan Muslim League-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Thursday said that if petrol and electricity prices are not increased then the country may default.

Talking to media after meeting the family of the constable who was martyred before the PTI long march in Lahore, she said that the martyred constable was shot dead by a PTI member, a case should be registered against Imran Khan.

Maryam Nawaz said PM Shehbaz Sharif has announced compensation for the martyred personnel. The widow of the martyred said that they don’t have a house. PML-N leader said that she has spoken to PM Shehbaz Sharif on phone to get them a home.

A gunshot wound killed Constable Kamal during a raid on a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf worker’s house in Model Town Lahore. Maryam Nawaz paid her condolences to the bereaved family of the policeman.

PML-N leader Abid Sher Ali, Hina Pervaiz Butt and Uzma Bukhari were with Maryam for her visit to constable Kamaal’s house.

Kamaal’s widow would be provided with a house and his children’s education will be looked after by the government, Maryam said. After her visit, Maryam addressed media representatives and said that she is in deep distress after meeting with Kamaal’s family.

Kamaal had five little children who have been deprived of their father at such young age, Imran Khan is responsible for Kamal’s death, she said. She added that Imran Khan should call his children from the UK and participate in his fight for independence.

Imran Khan could not even gather 20,000 people for his ‘revolution’, the six-day deadline is just a face-saving, she added.

Maryam Nawaz added that PTI workers were bearing difficulties in heat while Imran Khan was roaming around in a helicopter. Things were under control until the Supreme Court issued their orders, said Maryam. Supreme Court’s decision was to limit them to the H-9 Park but Imran ordered his followers to gather at D-Chowk.

The PML-N leader said that whatever happened at the D-chowk was not leaderless chaos, one of their MNA was ordering people to burn down trees and damage public property.


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