Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz, chiding Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, said his “Azadi March” was not targeting the incumbent government, “but was targeting the establishment”.
Addressing a press conference, she said Khan’s comments regarding Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq were not a reference to the PML-N senior leadership but the establishment.
Maryam said the PTI chairman also launched a campaign against the judiciary, in which he had used abusive words against the judges. She said he did this because the Supreme Court issued a historic verdict of restoring the National Assembly, following President Arif Alvi’s announcement of dissolving the lower house.
Maryam went on to say that Imran Khan changed his tone when the apex court took a suo motu notice against Shehbaz Sharif. She called on the courts to not create a tradition of giving verdicts favoring someone who abused the judiciary.
She requested the judiciary to abstain from observing social media and the traditional media as well.
The PML-N vice president’s presser comes hours after the federal government made the decision to bar PTI’s long march from going ahead following late-night raids and arrests of the party’s leaders.