Maryam throws down gauntlet to Imran after Fawad ‘audio leak’


Lashing out at former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan following party leader Fawad Chaudhry’s “truck” remarks, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that they will “puncture” all four tyres of the truck.

In the alleged conversation between Fawad and his brother Faisal Chaudhry, the names of three judges — Chief Justice Lahore High Court Muhammad Ameer Bhatti, Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial and Supreme Court judge Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi come up.

“The CJ Lahore is asking for a general [meeting] with Bandial to be arranged,” a voice allegedly of Fawad is heard saying which is affirmed by another voice purportedly of Faisal in the phone call.

“Also, meet Mazahir through Mr Dar and tell him that a loaded truck is standing in your name, tell us what we should do with it,” the PTI leader reportedly said before adding that “my own personal recommendation is that after doing three or four suits on Tarar, he should be given [Section] 228 there so that they come under some pressure at least”.

“Now I don’t need to say anything… wherever we see the truck going, we will understand [what is happening],” Maryam said while addressing a rally in Gujranwala. “We will puncture all four tyres of this truck.”

Talking about another alleged audio leak featuring former Punjab chief minister PTI leader Yasmin Rashid, she said it was not Maryam Nawaz who said that they “people” in Supreme Court.