PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz said on Monday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan showed his plaster when called by the court but was always ready to go to the political rallies.
Addressing a ceremony in Lahore, Maryam, the newly-appointed chief organiser of the PML-N, said that there was no external threat to Pakistan, warning that the country was in danger from political polarisation.
She remarked, “When it comes to the country, there will be no compromise on anything, no conspiracy against the country, and the nation will be allowed to succeed.”
Maryam claimed that Imran made the PML-N a target of political vendetta during his term in office, but he was using the sons and daughters of the people as shields for his own protection.
She added “Imran Khan claims that Maryam is permitted to campaign but he is not, despite the fact that Section 144 and other restrictions were enforced even when he was in power.” She accused Imran of cowardice, claiming he uses others to protect himself.
“Nawaz Sharif did not send the sons of the nation to jail but he himself went to jail with his daughter,” she remarked. “Who told Imran Khan to hide under the bed?
She added that when called by the court, Imran Khan shows the plaster but is always ready for the rallies.
Maryam said that Nawaz completed the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) programme for the first time in the history of Pakistan.
She said that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif had made the details of the Toshakhana scandal public, and this had “proved” that Imran had “stolen” from Toshakhana while she had been “falsely accused” of taking a watch from it.
She also said that a so-called leader, who could not own his daughter and who was unable to share the grief of deceased party worker Zil-e-Shah, how would he protect the rights of the youth of the country. Zil-e-Shah was a political worker and she (Maryam) had respect for every political worker, the PML-N leader added.
She said that leaving the body behind at the hospital was painful. She claimed that the PTI chief did not spare the body of his worker, who sacrificed his life for the party, and played politics over it, trying to gain political advantage from his death.
Maryam said that the political parties should not raise hollow slogans like the PTI was doing but take practical steps to bring the youth into the mainstream. She also said that the youth should have a sizable representation in parliament and all political parties should take steps in this connection.
Political discussion was imperative in the society and taking the youth on board was crucial, as they were the major a stakeholder in the development of the country, she added.
The PML-N leader stated that her party, led by Nawaz, had taken a number of initiatives during their tenure to make the youth self-dependent and provide them with all the necessary facilities in the education sector. She added that their party’s performance was self-evident in this regard.
She added that “Shahbaz Sharif took a historic step in Punjab by launching the Punjab Education Endowment Fund. The program provided monthly stipends to deserving bright students and offered local and international scholarships.
Launching of the laptop scheme was also a flagship initiative of the PML-N, which enabled bright students to connect with the world through the internet, she added. She then went on to highlight other achievements of her party’s previous government.
Maryam said that the PML-N left the government in 2018 with a growth rate was 6%, while during its four-year rule, the PTI rolled back economic progress and brought the GDP growth rate to around 2%.
She declared that only a daring and committed leader like Nawaz could steer the country out of challenges.
She stated that Nawaz served the country in the best possible way whenever the people of Pakistan gave him an opportunity.
The PML-N leader claimed that the PTI government resorted to “worst victimisation” of the PML-N leadership and fabricated cases against them.
She added that all PML-N leaders faced the cases, appeared in court, and the courts could not prove anything against them.She asked the youth to think wisely before becoming part of such a party which was staging activities “just to create unrest and achieve personal goals”, as they have no agenda for the youth.
Published on Logical baat, March 14,2023.