Maryam shows confidence in Fazl’s leadership of PDM Says India gets happy when votes are stolen in Pakistan,


Staff Reporter


Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday called on PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders in Raiwind.The agenda included discussing political matters and the future of their anti-government movement.
During the meeting, Maryam congratulated Fazl for assuming the charge of the president of the opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), saying the people were “extremely glad” at his appointment because PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday responded to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s allegation that her father, former premier Nawaz Sharif, has India’s backing, saying what actually makes India happy is when “the votes are stolen in Pakistan”.
In an interview on Samaa TV last week,
Prime Minister Imran had said he was “100 per cent” sure that India was helping Nawaz, who in recent weeks has levelled serious allegations of political interference against the armed forces.
Speaking at a press conference after a meeting with a delegation led by Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Maryam said the premier had stated that the opposition and Nawaz’s allegations would make India happy.
But she said “the rule of law and the Constitution does not make India happy. India gets happy when you hand over Kashmir to India in a tray; when an FIR is registered against the Azad Kashmir prime minister; when sedition cases are filed against former prime ministers and politicians.
“India gets happy when the votes are stolen in Pakistan and when a weak government is imposed upon us,” she added.
She asked the government not to play the “sedition card” if it had no answers to the opposition’s criticism. The PML-N leader said her party and the opposition did not target national institutions, and instead accused Prime Minister Imran of “dragging institutions into politics” and directing the Federal Investigation Agency to register cases against her and Nawaz.
Earlier addressing the news conference, Fazl said the opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) would make every effort to give a “legitimate constitutional government” to the people.