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‘Quitting better than burdening people’

Maryam asks people whether they will give PML-N a two-thirds majority if it quits govt

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Thursday said it was better to quit the government instead of burdening the people with more inflation, which she underlined was compounded by the previous Imran Khan-led government in the last four years.

“I believe it’s better to leave than” burying the public under more inflation, she said while addressing a rally in Sargodha.

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The PML-N leader asked the crowd whether her party should quit the government as it did not want to unleash a new wave of inflation.

She asked the rally participants whether they would give her party a two-thirds majority to fix the problems faced by the country in the next five years. To this, her supporters responded in the affirmative.

Maryam said the government was being asked why it chose to come to power for “only a month or so”. “We assumed the charge because Imran was prepared to rig the next elections as well. We toppled his government and failed his plan that he had made for the next 12 years,” she alleged.

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Imran must realise that his game is over, the PML-N leader said.

“Pakistan was destroyed in the last four years. That same person who destroyed Pakistan now says what Shehbaz Sharif did in four weeks. Can destruction caused to the economy be fixed in four weeks,” she questioned.

“Today, the dollar reached Rs200 and Imran Khan is responsible for it. Today, the economy is on the ventilator and Imran Khan is responsible for it as well.”

Talking about the government’s recent difficult decisions, Maryam said that Imran doesn’t know that making difficult decisions for the nation is not easy.

She hailed the Supreme Court’s setting aside of former deputy speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling as “a historic decision” and said that it “protected the constitution”. “Since that day, he (Imran) is running a campaign against the top court on social media and cursing them.”

“I am thankful to the court for taking the notice against Shehbaz Sharif. But, one suo motu notice should also be taken against ex-FIA head Bashir Memon for his criminal activities,” she appealed to the court.

Maryam went on to say that a couple of suo motu notices must also be taken against former accountability head Shehzad Akbar as well as the foreign funding case against the PTI that has been pending for seven years.

In his address, Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz criticized Imran Khan for “spreading” anarchy in the country. “Sometimes he threats state institutions and sometimes he threats our friendly countries.”

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