The Senior Vice-President and Chief Organizer of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, Maryam Nawaz, recently criticized the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, Imran Khan.
During a party workers’ convention in Abbottabad, Maryam suggested that the PTI’s “Jail Bharo” (court arrest) movement should start with the arrest of Bushra Bibi, Imran Khan’s former wife, who Maryam claimed was involved in taking bribes during the previous government. She also accused Imran Khan of signing official files after taking bribes and filling his own pockets while neglecting the development of the people.
Maryam further stated that Imran Khan had made the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa “fools” in the name of dams and that the province needed PML-N’s Nawaz Sharif, not funds, as it has plenty of resources. She accused Imran Khan of not launching any new development projects in the province and held him responsible for the recent Peshawar blast that claimed over 200 lives.
In response to PTI Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s admission that Nawaz Sharif had been removed unconstitutionally, Maryam claimed that the PTI is aware that they did injustice to the PML-N. She also questioned how a “mentally ill person” was imposed on the nation and stated that only Nawaz Sharif could steer the country out of its difficulties. The PML-N, established in 1988, is a center-right political party in Pakistan.
The party’s primary focus is on social and economic development, national unity, and a strong foreign policy. Maryam Nawaz is the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and is considered a key figure in the PML-N party. She has been actively involved in politics and has been a vocal critic of the PTI government.
Maryam Nawaz’s remarks were a strong attack on the PTI and its Chairman, Imran Khan. She accused Khan of neglecting the development of the people and criticized his policies. The PML-N leader emphasized that only Nawaz Sharif could put the country on the path of progress and claimed that the PML-N would clean sweep the next elections in the province. These remarks are likely to escalate the ongoing political tensions between the PML-N and PTI parties.