Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has on Thursday lambasted the incumbent government after Prime Minister Imran Khan announced to seek the vote of confidence from National Assembly (NA) after PPP’s Yousaf Raza Gilani secured victory against PTI leader Hafeez Sheikh.
While addressing a rally in Islamabad, Maryam Nawaz said that the ones who tried to break PML-N have gone weaken now.
She further added, “I pay tribute to all 83 parliamentarians who accepted Nawaz Sharif’s narrative.”
“Our parliamentarians observed discipline and voted for Yousaf Raza Gilani,” added Maryam.
Speaking about her father, the PML-N leader added that Nawaz Sharif is a ‘trendsetter’.
“Whenever he decides to do something, the PML-N supremo does so,” she added.
Taunting the Prime Minister over his demand for vote of confidence, she said, “How could he seek a vote of confidence from his own people after accusing them of selling out for money?”
The Vice President questioned, “Where will you secure the vote of confidence of the masses, who defeated you in the recent by-elections?”
Maryam said that whenever the upcoming polls are held, the PML-N will sweep them.
She further lambasted the premier, saying to him that “pride comes before the fall”.
On March 3, the main focus of the 37-seat Upper House was the Islamabad General Seat, with Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and ruling coalition candidate, and his rival, the joint candidate of PDM former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
The ruling party was confident that it would win the seat, which was the electoral college for the seat, due to a majority, but the results turned out to be the opposite, with opposition candidate Gilani winning 169 votes and Hafeez Sheikh secured 164 votes with 7 rejected votes.
Interestingly, the PTI leader won the women’s seat from Islamabad with 174 votes while the opposition candidate lost.
After the upset defeat, where the government raised objections, the opposition won and demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister.