Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President, Maryam Nawaz has on Sunday urged her party workers to respond quickly if any case registered against them by the incumbent government.
While addressing a social media workers convention in Lahore, Maryam Nawaz said the people must know “how fearful the government is” of the Opposition. She said that “the most that the government can do” is register cases.
“You must take these charge sheets, string them together and wear them proudly like a garland,” she told party workers.
The VP lamented the PTI government as 3,000 first information reports (FIR) are filed after every rally held by the Opposition.
Maryam’s remarks came to light ahead of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)’s rally planned at Lahore’s Minar-e-Pakistan monument on December 13.
Although Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the 11-party Opposition alliance will not be prevented from holding the rally, he vowed that cases will be registered against all organisers and facilitators of the rally.
Maryam spoke at length about how the party’s popularity has been propelled by the social media teams.
“Thanks to our social media team, Nawaz Sharif’s voice has reached across the country today,” Maryam said, as she paid tribute to teams from across the provinces.
She thanked the social media teams for “continuing to carry forward Nawaz Sharif’s narrative”.
Taking aim at the government, she said that with a single roti (a piece of bread) costing Rs30, a family of 8-10 people have no hope of making ends meet.
She said PM Imran Khan used to claim that the “green passport will be respected across the world” but now flights from Pakistan have been banned.
“Is there anyone who can ask him what became of the claims he made?” she inquired.
Speaking further about the delay in LNG procurement, she said, “The prime minister’s friends who run his kitchen were benefited”.
“People hardly have any supply of gas in their homes, but they get unbelievably high bills,” Maryam Nawaz went on to add.
She dared the “fake and cowardly” prime minister to come and mingle with the people for two minutes.
“We must now call Imran Khan by his new name — Taabedaar Khan,” she said.
On the other hand, Maryam said that the PDM is about to make big decisions ahead of a meeting between alliance members on December 8.
“The people of Pakistan have won this war. Victory only remains to be declared in the rally on the 13th,” she said.