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Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest aimed at influencing upcoming by-polls: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday heavily criticised the government for what he termed “arresting PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif without any evidence of wrongdoing”, ARY News reported.

Speaking to media after the party president’s arrest, the PML-N MNA maintained that Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest is nothing but a clear case of political revenge and just shows the government’s frustration after failing to woo people of Punjab with their performance.

“When you will replace Shehbaz Sharif with Usman Buzdar, people will vote against you and this arrest is also aimed at influencing the upcoming by-polls,” said Marriyum Aurangzeb.

She said that “detractors” did everything in their capacity to damage PML-N but could neither deprive it of its popularity nor succeeded in making a forward bloc.

“My message to conspirators is that you can do what you can, you can only fail,” said Marriyum Aurangzeb.

The PML-N leader, however, urged the party workers to remain calm as the party’s leadership and legal team is meeting in Lahore to devise future strategy.

Earlier in the day, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif in the Rs14 billion Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly has been accused of corruption in the Ashiana Housing case.

He will be produced before an accountability court for remand tomorrow. He will be kept in a highly-secured lock-up inside the NAB Lahore office until his appearance in court.

PML-N’s parliamentary party too condemned the arrest by terming it against the parliamentary norms.

PML-N lawmakers slam govt for arresting opposition leader without NA speaker’s approval



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