PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has opined that Pakistan’s difficulties arise from the fact that governments that had a popular mandate were not allowed to function. “Instead of moving forward, the country goes backward. For this reason, even after 75 to 76 years, Pakistan is still struggling to meet its basic needs,” she claimed in an address to the party’s social media team in Lahore.
Taking aim at the previous federal government, the PML-N leader said that the “inexperience and incompetence” of the PTI-led dispensation were also to blame. She went on to describe former Prime Minister Imran Khan as a “70-year-old child” who said that he was defying superpowers but was, in fact, evading being arrested by staying in Peshawar.
The PML-N leader also referred to her party’s decision to continue leading the federal government despite pressure from the ousted former Prime Minister and some sections of public opinion, saying that her party “cared about the country more than politics.” According to her, the PML-N government had agreed to raising prices reluctantly, due to agreements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which the previous government had signed, and which had to be upheld.
She added: But the good thing is that whenever PML-N got the chance, whenever Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif got the chance […] they led the country away from difficulties and towards prosperity.”
Heading suggested Ms Aurangzeb had establishment in the crosshairs and not Mr. Khan. But then again who “selected” Mr. Khan? Well done Maryam! Ek Teer Do Teetar (one arrow two birds).