Shibli tells Maryam govt can’t be held accountable if she learnt of grandmother’s loss of life late

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Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz addresses an occasion in Islamabad, Pakistan. The News/by way of Geo.television/FilesISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz mentioned Sunday the federal government couldn’t be held accountable if PML-N vice chairman Maryam Nawaz was not knowledgeable about her grandmother’s loss of life on time.Faraz’s remark got here after Maryam Nawaz revealed that she had obtained the information of the loss of life of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s mom “two hours late due to suspension of phone services”, accusing the incumbent PTI-led authorities of being thoughtless.”The Sharif family has a lot of people” who might have knowledgeable the PML-N chief of her grandmother’s loss of life, the minister acknowledged. “The statement about [the government] not informing her of the death is criticism for the sake of criticism,” he added.Earlier right now, a couple of hours after the information of Begum Shamim Akhtar’s loss of life broke, Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter, saying: “My father and family kept trying to contact me but were unable to reach me.””No government official was humane enough to inform me of my grandmother’s death,” she mentioned.She added she had requested her father, Nawaz Sharif, to not return to Pakistan as those that have been within the authorities “are tyrants, are people hellbent on exacting revenge, and no humanity can be expected from them”.Faraz, the knowledge minister, additionally criticised the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for holding its rally in Peshawar earlier right now regardless of threats of coronavirus unfold, in addition to safety, saying doing so throughout a pandemic was “legally and morally wrong”.”Coronavirus does not belong to any party. It is a pandemic,” he mentioned. “Today was a great lesson for the Opposition parties; the people have rejected them.”The authorities “could not get to know about [JI chief] Sirajul Haq’s rally, but if he did hold one, it was wrong; it is wrong for any party to hold rallies”, he mentioned.Faraz additionally made a jibe on the JUI-F and PDM chief Fazl-ur-Rehman, telling him to “conquer the fort of D.I. Khan first”.”The Opposition is only looking after its own interests,” he mentioned.”Funerals are a different matter compared to rallies; we can’t stop anyone from going to funerals,” the federal minister famous, in an obvious reference to the lots of of 1000’s of mourners who got here to pay their respects to TLP chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi at his funeral a day earlier on the Minar-e-Pakistan floor in Lahore.”In Peshawar, there were more people on stage than on the field,” Faraz added, in yet one more jibe on the Peshawar rally. “Maulana sahab (Fazlur Rehman) had fetched a few people from somewhere to attend.”