Maryam mocks PM Imran for ‘trying to be Nawaz’ over DG ISI challenge


ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PM-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has taken a contemporary jibe at Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying he “should not attempt to be Nawaz Sharif by now asking for the vote to be respected”.

“Wearing the skin of a lion does not make you [PM Imran] a lion. One has to endure jail and go to the Attock Fort to demand for the vote to be respected,” she stated whereas speaking to media outdoors the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday.

“He [Premier Imran] has nothing to do with democracy and democratic struggle, but will have to answer for crushing people’s vote, and for burdening Pakistan with historical debts,” she added.

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Maryam’s remarks got here within the wake of controversy over the appointment of recent DG ISI, which began after the Prime Minister’s Office delayed the notification of Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum’s appointment, who was named as the brand new ISI chief by the Pakistan Army’s media wing in a press launch final week.

Several eyebrows have been raised when Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, whereas addressing the media following the federal cupboard assembly on Tuesday, stated that each one the authorized procedures can be adopted for the appointment of recent spymaster, saying: “The authority to appoint DG ISI rests with the prime minister.”

The PML-N chief stated that there aren’t any two opinions in regards to the constitutional rights given to a primary minister.

“However, [PM] Imran Khan is neither a constitutional, nor legal, nor an elected prime minister,” she insisted and added that the premier depends on “magic” to run the nation of 220 million individuals.

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“When important appointments are made on the basis of witchcraft and ghosts, then obviously the institutions of the country will be turned into a spectacle,” she additional stated.

Maryam questioned why the premier’s “spells” couldn’t be used for public welfare if they’re so “successful”.

“Why can’t these ‘spells’ be used to lower the prices of wheat, petrol and medicine? Why are they only used for important appointments?” she questioned, claiming that the brand new appointment [of DG ISI] isn’t for the nation, however to save lots of oneself.

The PML-N vice-president stated that she just isn’t afraid of pretend circumstances or arrests, including that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) can arrest her to point out the world how afraid they’re of the reality.

“Power can temporarily suppress the truth but it will eventually come to light,” she added.

Maryam stated that NAB requested for her and her husband’s bail to be cancelled, including that she felt like “children were scared” when she learn the petition.

“I want to meet the ‘close friend’ who filed the petition against my bail. This person should be given a 22-gun salute,” she sarcastically remarked.

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