Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif Wednesday claimed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had rejected a “deal” proposed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Maryam said that PTI leaders approached National Assembly (NA) Speaker Ayaz Sadiq to “make a deal and give them a safe exit”.
“They wanted to make a deal on give and take basis but Nawaz Sharif rejected it, saying he will not tolerate any threats,” she added.
She said that the PTI delegation included former information minister Fawad Chaudhry and former NA speaker Asad Qaiser.
The PML-N leader said that PTI leaders, including Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Asad Umar and Pervez Khattak also came to meet with the speaker. “To summarise, they wanted a safe exit because they had already announced a sit-in,” she added.
Maryam said that her party respects Supreme Court’s decision, ordering the government to allow the PTI to organise the long march at a ground between H-9 and G-9 areas of the federal capital.
“The decision is basically a safe exit for them.”
The PML-N leader said that the masses have rejected Imran Khan by not participating in his long march, adding that people have dismissed his narrative.
Getting frustrated, Maryam said, the PTI resorted to violence. They torched vehicles and a police van… they’re putting green belts on fire and are damaging public property. This is what we have been saying that the PTI wants to create chaos in the country,” she added.
She said that she had asked the government not to arrest Imran Khan as he will expose himself.
Maryam said that the focus of entire nation should have been on the Delhi court’s decision handing down life imprisonment to Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik but instead, this chaos kept everyone busy.
Maryam said that PTI kept claiming that it will gather over two million people in Islamabad but failed to bring even 200 people from any district of Punjab.