On Sunday, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said that the government will have to pay a “heavy price” for assaulting the PML-N leaders outside parliament a day earlier. She warned the government that they will be treated the same as the PML-N leaders.
It is pertinent to mention here that chaos broke out on Saturday outside parliament after Prime Minister Imran Khan won the vote of confidence. PTI and PML-N leaders had heated argument which turned to physical blows.
During the media interaction, Maryam highlighted the incident took that took place on Saturday and said,
“The party will not take this lying down. The disrespect shown to senior leadership will not be tolerated.”
PML-N vice president said that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, Miftah Ismail, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Khurram Dastagir, and Musadik Malik were assaulted “in front of cameras” and said there was “great anger” within the party ranks over the incident.
“You can keep this lecture you like to give us on ethics and morality to yourselves,” said Maryam. “You will have to pay a heavy price for this. If you slap us twice, we will slap you ten times,” she added.
Maryam also said that the “thuggery” showed, especially with Marriyum Aurangzeb, “is a debt on each PML-N member — one that they know full well how to pay”.
Furthermore, the PML-N vice president told the media about the discussions that took place in the meeting of senior party leaders.
“The political landscape that has developed since the prime minister took his fake trust vote was discussed in great detail, as was the Chairman Senate polls,” she said.
Maryam said that it was “everyone’s consensus” that the way “the vote was forcibly taken yesterday with a sword put to everyone’s throats”, the exercise “has no legal standing, no constitutional standing, no political standing, and no moral standing”.
Maryam said that the night before the no-trust vote, the “entire Parliament Lodges had been turned into a bunker”, “as if it is North Waziristan”.
“The entire night you kept a watch on your MNAs with drone cameras,” she claimed.
Maryam claimed that the party is “in touch with two MNAs” who “were unwilling to cast their vote but were forcibly kept in a container in a Golra compound”.
The PML-N said that Imran Khan “knows that if he did not do any of this, he would not have won”.
Maryam warned Imran Khan and said,
“Imran Khan, you know that your time is up. You know that it is over for you”.