Zardari, Imran are brothers, says Maryam Nawaz
SWAT: Former prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Sunday said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and former president Asif Ali Zardari were brothers who had joined hands under a banner that did not represent the people of Pakistan.
In a fiery speech at Kabal Ground in Swat, she also lashed out at the judiciary. Pointing towards the deposition of her father, she said that the decision taken for vengeance would not be accepted.
“The institutions only pressurise us but they are not working out to bring (former president) Pervez Musharraf back,” she said.
The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader said the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa voted for the PTI and the PTI chief placed their mandate at “robber” Zardari’s feet in the Senate polls.
She said if Imran had to do the same next time as well then he should tell the people to directly vote for arrow, election symbol of the Pakistan Peoples Party.
“When you voted for the PTI in the last election, you would have hoped Imran will work for you, but he spent his time in blocking roads in Punjab and the capital city,” she said.
Maryam termed Imran a pawn who was played by someone else in an effort to topple the government and declare emergency.
She further said during Musharraf and Zardari’s time Swat was only known for terrorism and would echo with the sounds of bullets and smell of explosives was spread all over, however the incumbent government had curbed the terrorism.
The ex-PM’s daughter also raised question on the Senate elections terming the results as a mockery of the constitution and democracy.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on this occasion said Imran Khan wasted five years in blame game and sit-ins and did nothing for the people.
“He has been vindicated who confessed of having offshore companies, while five people ousted the elected prime minister,” he said pointing towards the historic top court verdict in Panama Leaks case.