Firing fresh broadside at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice-President and Chief Organiser Maryam Nawaz has suggested the party’s Jail Bharo (court arrest) movement should be started with the arrest of Bushra Bibi as the former first lady was “involved in taking bribes” during the previous government.
Addressing a party's workers' convention in Abbottabad on Thursday, Maryam said: "Your [Imran] frontperson Farah Gogi has fled to Dubai. Your wife received diamond rings and bribes. Hence, the arrests should be started from her.”
She added that the PTI chief signed official "files after taking bribes, then why should the workers be arrested?" She was referring to the PTI chief's Jail Bharo Tehreek announced last week.
She added that the PTI chief signed official "files after taking bribes, then why should the workers be arrested?"
She further said, “You [Khan] filled your pockets, hence, why should the people fill the jails?”
Lashing out at the deposed prime minister, Maryam Nawaz said Imran Khan made the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) “fool” in the name of dams.
She insisted that the KP needed PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, who has been in self-imposed exile in London since 2019 owing to health reasons, but not funds as the province had plenty of resources.
According to the scion of the Sharif family’s political dynasty, the PTI did not launch any new development projects in the province. She also held Khan responsible for the recent Peshawar blast, which claimed the lives of more than 200 people.
Taking a jab at Khan, Maryam said: “The person who claims of filling jails had been filling his pockets during the past 10 years. The amount meant for your development has been spent on Zaman Park [residence of Imran Khan in Lahore].”
Refereeing to PTI Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s yesterday statement wherein he admitted that Nawaz had been removed unconstitutionally, she said that they “all will say that they did injustice with the PML-N supremo”.
In an apparent reference to Imran Khan, she raised a question: “A mentally ill person was imposed on the nation. What was the fault of them?”
The PML-N leader went on to say that the PTI chief’s “crimes” but not wounds — which he sustained during a failed assassination bid in Wazirabad on November 3, 2022 — stop him from appearing before the court. Khan and his followers can clearly see their fate written on the wall, she added.
Only Nawaz Sharif, she said, could put the country on the path of progress.
“Only the PML-N can steer the country out of the difficulties,” Maryam said, adding, “I want the PML-N to clean sweep the next elections in the province.”
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