On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz was getting away with using derogatory language against the military leadership of the country because women in Pakistan are revered.
After inaugurating the Sehat Sahulat Cards programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district, addressing a public meeting, he once again vowed not to grant the opposition any “NRO” (National Reconciliation Ordinance-like concession), claiming that its leaders had all joined hands to shield their theft Maryam .
He said Maryam used unacceptable “words” against an army that gave sacrifices for the country on a daily basis and at a time when Kashmiris was being persecuted by a “extremist Indian prime minister” who despised Muslims, and his national security advisor threatened Pakistan, by “taking advantage” of the love for women.
“I guarantee you, she would have been thrown into prison if it were another world. But since we honour women here, she is able to speak freely,” he said.
Referring to the alliances of the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), the premier said that all the “greatest thieves” of Pakistan had gathered on one platform because they thought they were above the law.
“He said, referring to PML-N supremo and Maryam ‘s father, Nawaz Sharif,” One goes to London and acts like he’s very sick and we all feel sorry for him. “Even the courts were sorry for him and asked the government to allow him to go abroad. I asked the courts to take the Rs7 billion guarantee from him at least, but he eventually went abroad.”
Imran said that Nawaz and his daughter were initially quiet after moving to London and tried “their hardest” to win a “NRO,” but when the PML-N chief discovered that through “blackmail,” the government would not grant him any help, he (Nawaz) began attacking the armed forces.
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A game that the Pakistan Army and the Pakistani judiciary have begun to attack … He asks the armed forces to replace their army and the chiefs of the ISI, which means he asks the army to rebel against the chief of the army to protect his own money. Who could be the country’s biggest enemy? “The prime minister, referring to Nawaz, said.
Nawaz Sharif talks like a jackal (geedar) while sitting abroad [and] after stealing money, his sons have also absconded abroad, “he continued.”
In his speeches from London while addressing the PDM anti-government rallies, disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz alleged that Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI Chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed orchestrated the ouster of his government in 2017 and manipulated the 2018 general elections to “impose the ‘incompetent’ Imran Khan” on the nation.
The premier and government ministers firmly referred to the allegations of Nawaz and blasted the opposition parties for what they said was “promoting the narrative of the enemies” and targeting state institutions.
“This was a” decisive time “in the country on Friday, Prime Minister Imran said, when Nawaz and PPP co-chair Asif Ali Zardari, who used to” accuse each other of being corrupt for 30 years, “now joined hands to ask the government for an NRO.
“Do you think an NRO should be given to him (Nawaz)?” he asked the crowd. The premier said the day he gives an NRO to “these thieves” would be the day he commits “the greatest treason against my country” to protect his position.
Imran said the nation would progress only if it had the rule of law. He said that the government was trying to turn Pakistan into a welfare state based on the ‘State of Madina’ model.
He noted that it was the first province to offer health coverage to its entire population, recognising KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan for providing health cards to the people.
He said the government would allow the poor to own their own homes at affordable rates through the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme. He said the government was also working to introduce a uniform curriculum for English and Urdu media and madressah students across the country that would give children of the poor an opportunity to progress.
Published in Dharti News, November 6th, 2020