Nawaz Sharif had criticised individuals, not institutions: Maryam

Maryam Nawaz said Nawaz Sharif was the son of the soil

HAVELI: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has emphasised that former premier Nawaz Sharif had criticised some individuals and not institutions, claiming that later some steps taken by the same individuals resulted in damage to Pakistan.

“Institutions have to follow the narrative of Nawaz Sharif if Pakistan has to progress,” the PML-N leader claimed while addressing a public gathering in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Leepa Valley in connection with upcoming elections on July 25.

Without naming anyone, Maryam Nawaz said that many people hatched propaganda against Nawaz Sharif and dubbed him anti-army. “Such elements should be ashamed of themselves, because it was also Nawaz who raised salaries of Pakistan Army in his tenure,” she added.

She also criticized the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) for hurling corruption allegations at her party, saying that the way they labelled PML-N as thieves was ridiculous and such claims have been exposed by the courts.

Maryam further claimed that Prime Minister Imran Khan colluded with the “selectors” to scandalise Nawaz Sharif but his own narrative rebounded on him.  “The Court verdicts attest to the truth that no corruption charges against Nawaz, Shehbaz, Hamza, Shahid Khaqan or Khawaja Saad Rafique were proven,” she added.

She said even after being in power for three years, Imran Khan had to “steal” elections to defeat Nawaz. “Imran must remember that PML-N tigers would keep a watch on votes and not allow pilfering of the mandate,” she added.

“I would advise Imran Khan to not waste his time by showing up in Kashmir because people here have given their verdict in favour of the PML-N,” she added. The PML-N leader asked Imran Khan to seek forgiveness from Allah for his actions in the last three years.