First accountability then elections, Maryam tells Imran

PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday reiterated that elections in the country will only take place following accountability of those responsible for destroying the country’s economy and disqualifying her father, ex-PM Nawaz Sharif.

“First accountability then elections… general elections will be held but first both sides of scale will have to be balanced,” she said while addressing the party workers in Sheikhupura.

Maryam also lashed out at former chief justice Saqib Nisar for “admitting that he did not give a complete certificate of honesty” to PTI chief Imran Khan.

She also reiterated her allegations that former PM Nawaz, who has been living in self-imposed exile in London since November 2019, was disqualified and ousted from power in 2017 under a conspiracy hatched by former ISI chief Faiz Hameed, Justice (r) Nisar and others. She also lashed out at Imran for skipping court hearings “on the pretext of false health claims”.

“If you had to make excuses about your health then ‘coward man’ you could have mentioned names of those diseases which can be named in public. I cannot even name those diseases mentioned by [Imran],” she added. Her statement came after Imran refused to appear before a court in Islamabad citing medical and security reasons.