Djinns used to make important appointments in govt: Maryam Nawaz

Opposition leader says ‘sorcery’ used to make appointments should instead be used for public welfare like reduced inflation

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif has said that the affairs of a nuclear state like Pakistan were being managed through sorcery and exorcism, instead of being dealt with through the law and constitution.

Speaking to the press on Thursday, the opposition leader said that a population of 220 million was being governed through magic, which was also used to make important official appointments by the government.

Pakistan has been a formidable nuclear state and its affairs were being decided by djinns instead of the prime minister, said Sharif, furthering that it was inevitable that this would cause a bad image for Pakistan internationally.

Sharif questioned that if the mystical modus operandi of the government was so successful, then why wasn’t it being used to alleviate the plight of the common citizens. She said that the ‘spells’ should be uttered to reduce inflation in wheat and petrol prices, instead of being used to determine official appointments.

The PML-N leader furthered that the appointment of the Inter-services Intelligence (ISI) director general (DG) wasn’t an issue of the PM’s constitutional rights or his authority, but simply a matter of a personal agenda to increase years in power.

Allegations of wizardry have frequently been put forth by the PML-N and their social media teams, particularly against the first lady. This time around, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government responded to Sharif’s words. Special Assistant to Prime Minister Shehbaz Gill said that the PML-N should explain what supernatural forces she used for money laundering.