“PTI recruited keyboard warriors on government’s expenditure,” claims PML-N stalwart
In a bid to counter the propaganda of political fighters and promote the celebration’s narrative on social media, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice-President and Chief Organiser Maryam Nawaz on Sunday announced that her party could release its respectable IT wing.
During an casual interplay with newshounds, Maryam stated, “Afnan Ullah is operating on it.” She stated that the PML-N’s social media wing turned into running on a voluntary basis. “We discover it difficult to repeat even genuine accusation,” she brought.
The PTI, she said, recruited keyboard warriors at the government’s expenditure. She introduced that their competition turned into with very impolite people.
‘PM or CM slot not priority’
Maryam has clarified that she is not interested in becoming the prime minister or the chief minister after the upcoming general elections in the country.
She categorically said, “My focus is not on the slot of prime minister or chief minister.”
The PML-N stalwart also said for now, Junaid — her son — had also no intention of joining politics. “Junaid has to take the responsibility for his home first,” she said on a lighter note.
Junaid Safdar, a Cambridge graduate, has two Master’s and two Bachelor’s degrees from UK universities. A polo enthusiast got married in London in August 2021 and celebrated a grand valima ceremony in December in Lahore.
Maryam said that the foundation, identity and power of her party was “performance”. Responding to a question about people’s response, the PML-N leader said she was surprised to see the enthusiasm and numbers of the people who welcomed her upon her return to the homeland. She was in London since October 2022 and spent time with her father and party supremo Nawaz Sharif before coming back to Pakistan in the last week of January.
“The response was beyond my expectation,” she added.
‘Shahbaz focused on good governance’
Without naming former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, the scion of the Sharif family’s political dynasty said that the people knew who brought inflation and took the country’s economy to the brink of disaster.
“Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s focus is on good governance.” At the same time, she said the coalition government could not turn a blind eye to rising inflation.
Responding to a question, she said that PML-N would hold public rallies near the upcoming elections. “The entire programme of the Tanzeemi (organising) Convention was arranged by Nawaz Sharif himself.”
‘Khaqan Abbasi is my elder brother’
Moving towards Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the PML-N leader called him her “elder brother”, saying that he was not angry with the party — as it was well in the debate why Abbasi resigned from the party’s key post soon after Maryam’s election as the party’s senior vice-president and chief organiser’s posts.
Abbasi wanted to bring the youth forward in the party, she added.
“Abbasi and my father have relationship for over 30 years,” Maryam said, adding that she would visit the former prime minister — Abbasi.
The PML-N leader also said that she wanted to work under the supervision of her seniors.
‘PDM is not an electoral alliance’
Replying to a question, Maryam Nawaz said that the ruling Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was not an “electoral alliance”.“It cannot be called an electoral alliance for now,” she added.The PML-N leader said that strengthening her party across the country, including in Karachi and Sindh “is her mission”.“One of the objectives of her visits is to find the best candidates for the next elections,” she further said.
Moreover, the PML-N senior vice-president additionally prevented commenting on the current ‘controversial’ statement by means of her husband — Captain (retd) Safdar — saying that it was his “personal opinion”.
A day earlier, Safdar lashed out on the PML-N for balloting to provide an extension to former COAS Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa, which, he claimed dishonoured the birthday celebration’s narrative of vote ko Izzat do.
“The party’s narrative of respecting the public mandate (vote ko izzat do) changed into very sturdy in advance however we dishonoured it the day we voted for the extension of military leader General Bajwa,” he had stated.
Maryam stated that she would not respond to the declaration via Safdar.
She went on to say that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif might be amongst them soon — the three-time high minister has been in self-imposed exile in London due to the fact 2019 because of health reasons.
“Nawaz Sharif does politics of standards and will pay the rate for it,” she introduced.