Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Sunday once again criticised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and said that whenever Pakistan is moving towards progress, he and his “mob” launch an attack on the country.
Taking to Twitter, Maryam wrote: “Decisions related to the destiny of 220 million people cannot be left in the hands of gangs and those who commit sedition.” The PML-N vice president added that it was now the time to stand firm against the hostility demonstrated by Imran and his followers towards the country. Maryam’s tweet came in response to the PTI chief’s announcement of his much-awaited long march to Islamabad.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, during a press conference in Lahore, said that the nation would not spare Imran Khan if he tried to instigate a civil war in the country.
Censuring the PTI chairman, the premier said that throughout his tenure, Khan’s only focus was on cornering his opponents, but he had no time to invest in building hospitals, roads, or work towards the prosperity of the nation. He said that thousands of people lost their means of employment but Imran Khan, against his promise of providing 10 million jobs to the masses, could not deliver. “Imran Niazi had nothing to do except for hurling abuses at his opponents,” he said, adding that the man who claimed of making a ‘Naya Pakistan’ could not even provide a single subsidy to the masses.
“Khan is a cold-hearted man. The kind of language he uses embarrasses everyone,” Shehbaz said. “This man destroyed the moral values of society.”
On the other hand, Federal Minister Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said the former premier could “scream, whine and cry” as much as wanted, but the next general elections would be announced by the government in collaboration and consensus with all allies.
Responding to Imran’s announcement of long march and demand for snap polls, Marriyum said Imran had no authority to give the dates of the next general elections, as it was the sole prerogative of the unity government and its allied parties. “He cannot bully the government to announce general elections at a time of his choice with his threats,” the minister stressed, adding if Imran was so fond of elections he should have announced them while he was desperately clinging onto power.
She said Imran was returning to Islamabad once again with a new agenda of plunder after looting the country and its people for four years. “He is basically coming to Islamabad to apologise to the nation for his destructive failures, incompetence, corruption and disastrous four-year rule,” she added.