Vice-President Maryam Nawaz of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) reported that the ‘establishment’ had approached people close to her for dialogue, but she was not specifically contacted.
In an interview with the British broadcaster BBC, the daughter of the PML-N supremo explained that she was not against state institutions, but it is her opinion that the current government has to be sent packing if the country wants to move forward.
Maryam is presently campaigning in Gilgit-Baltistan for the forthcoming elections.
Referring to her assertion of the state approaching those around her, she said: “We will communicate but within the framework of the Constitution” and added that if the government is “called home,” the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) forum can focus on the beginning of talks with the Army.
The PML-N chief said PML-N’s politics is not going “toward a dead end. The only narrative that echoes everywhere we go now is to ‘respect the vote’ and ‘not make a state above the state.'”
Maryam said that it was not the duty of the organisations to behave according to public opinion, but rather the task of the government to do so according to the Constitution, referring to the ‘Karachi Incident’ article.
The incident report was rejected by the leadership of the party. Nawaz Sharif, who has been in London for medical attention since last year, said the results of the investigation into the detention of his son-in – law, Safdar, were an effort to “scapegoat young people and defend the true perpetrators.” The Karachi incident inquiry study is a cover-up of junior scapegoating & protecting the true culprits. ‘Rejected’ report,’ he tweeted from his official grasp.
The duty of the organisations is to carry out their professional duties, not to express their thoughts, Maryam said. She added that there were no responses to the citizens in the statement issued by the Army, but more questions.
The PML-N chief continued her criticism of the incumbent prime minister and the administration, saying that if the nation is to be driven out of the current crisis, then “Imran will have to go home.”