PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, addressing her party workers, said on Saturday that now was the best time to join her party as it, along with 11 other parties in the PDM, have “broken the shackles of fear.”
While speaking at the home of former provincial minister and PML-Q leader Sheikh Jaffer Mandokhel, who announced joining the PML-N, Maryam said, “This is the first time that the public has not only broken the chains and named those who have kept the nation in fear for dacades but also called for their accountability.”
Talking about Nawaz narrative, Maryam said that he had made just a few speeches so far. “His eye-opener speech was the one in Gujranwala. In that speech, he said a few things towards the end which some people should really fear.
She said, “The truth is that despite being banned, Nawaz Sharif is the only Pakistani personality whose voice is echoing all over Pakistan.” She added that all across the country, the people “can only see the face of one man” who they feel will resolve their problems. Maryam said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had said “some things” in Gujranwala that “should create fear among some people”.
“Gujranwala citizens gave a reaction that should be fearful for some people,” she added.
Maryam said that the reaction to Nawaz’s speech was witnessed the same day and the very night the Sindh police chief was “abducted”.
“Balochistan’s people can understand the frame of mind of our opponents when Pakistani daughters and sisters’ doors are broken into,” Maryam said, recalling the night of her husband’s arrest in Karachi.
Talking about the arrest, which has become a point of focus in Pakistani politics, Maryam said that during the incident “a man named Imran Khan was missing completely from Pakistani politics and government”.
“He does not even know who did what in Karachi on that day,” said Maryam. She added that the Sindh police by submitting their leave requests had “exposed the state above the state and the attack on the province”.