Observer Report Karachi
PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz on Friday once again hit out at Prime Minister Imran Khan for not having visited the Hazaras protesting the killing of coal miners in the Balochistan’s Machh, and for suggesting they were “blackmailing” the premier.
Speaking at a press conference in Karachi, she said Prime Minister Imran had admitted that he was not going to Quetta “not because of a security threat but ego [and] his stubbornness”.
اُن دکھی ماؤں،بہنوں بیٹیوں کے غم کا اندازہ کون لگا سکتا ہے جن کو جی بھر کے رونے کے لیے کوئی کندھا بھی نہیں ملا۔میں کیسے بھول پاؤں گی غم میں آہیں بھرتی ان خواتین کو جو مجھ سے لپٹ کر دھاڑیں مار کر روئیں۔جن کے آنسؤں سے میرا کوٹ تر ہوگیا۔ آج ایک اورکربلا دیکھی ،غمِ حسین تازہ ہو گیا۔ pic.twitter.com/cfs8flTaVa
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) January 7, 2021
“The nation wants to know what was the problem which prevented you from going and putting your hand on their heads. If this was due to obedience (tabedari), then the nation wants to know is obedience more important than the people’s lives?” she said.
“If this is superstition then tell the nation so [it] knows the lives of 220 million people are not in the hands of any person or government but decided through superstition.
“If this is insensitivity and ruthlessness then tell the nation so we know not to look towards you in crisis and [know that] you won’t come and call innocents as blackmailers,” the PML-N leader added.