GUJRANWALA: Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Imran Khan, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz on Sunday stated that “he is a coward” and the Opposition will “not let him run away.”
Addressing a press convention flanked by the Opposition Leader within the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz in Gujranwala, minutes earlier than of the premier’s deal with to a jalsa in Islamabad, she stated, Imran Khan will likely be held accountable for utilizing taxpayers’ cash on public gatherings and criticised him for capitalising on the spiritual card to realize political mileage.
“This money was not your family’s. This was the hard-earned money of the people of Pakistan which you splurged on holding public rallies,” she stated whereas lashing out on the premier.
Maryam added that the premier “deprived people of food, while inflation reached the highest levels in the country.”
She additionally lashed out at him for abusing the Opposition leaders and delaying voting on the no-trust movement, including that when the premier was held accountable for his misdoings associated to the overseas funding case, he used “every means to save himself.”
Taking a jibe at PTI’s ongoing jalsa in Islamabad, the place the occasion had claimed to assemble a couple of million individuals in help of PM Imran Khan, Maryam stated: “Your jalsa is titled Amr-bil-Maroof (enjoining good). Is snatching bread, flour, electricity, and sugar from the masses called Amr-bil-Maroof?”
“Is misbehaving with people [opposition leaders] and calling them names Amr-bil-Maroof?” she questioned.
Maryam additionally referred to as the premier out for referring to Maulana Fazlur Rehman as “diesel” repeatedly and stated: “Considering the rising pieces of diesel during Imran Khan’s tenure, he should, indeed, be labelled diesel instead.”
The PML-N Vice-President, whereas speaking concerning the determination of the National Assembly’s speaker to delay the no-confidence movement session, stated that Imran Khan is “violating the Constitution through the speaker.”
Favouring her uncle and Leader of the Opposition within the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif, Maryam stated that he’s “a thousand times better than Imran Khan”.
“How can you compare yourself with Shahbaz? When there were floods in Pakistan, he used to visit places while submerged knee-deep in the stagnant water,” she stated.
She additionally talked concerning the disgruntled PTI MNAs who had determined to leap ships forward of the no-confidence movement towards the premier.
“Your own party members do not trust you, which has resulted in the no-confidence motion,” Maram stated. “Your party has broken up and your companions who used to run your kitchen have lost trust in you.”
Maryam additional added that if the premier believes Nawaz Sharif is hatching conspiracies towards him on a regular basis and is controlling all of the affairs of Pakistan whereas dwelling in London, then he needs to be “ashamed of his [governance skills].”
“If you think Nawaz is in the driver’s seat regarding Pakistan’s affairs, you should resign and go home.”
‘Aapki kanpain taang rahi hain’: Hamza Shahbaz to PM
For his half, Hamza Shahbaz stated that PM Imran Khan’s “rhetoric of Naya Pakistan was nothing but a spectacle.”
The PML-N chief additionally stated that his occasion “does not believe in the umpire but believes in the people of Pakistan.”
He claimed that when the 2018 elections have been “stolen,” PML-N was the most important occasion in Punjab on the time.
“I have been receiving reports related to the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly already,” Hamza stated. “This clearly indicates that ‘aapki ki kaapain taang rahi hain (the government’s legs are trembling)’”.