PTI chief Imran Khan had barely posted a tweet mocking the low attendance at deposed PM Nawaz Sharif’s rally that former first daughter Maryam Nawaz started typing in defence of her father.
It started when Khan tweeted, “Speaking from a bulletproof car doesn’t inspire confidence in already-dwindling crowds. If you fear death you shouldn’t undertake ‘peoples’ rallies.”
Speaking from a bulletproof car doesnt inspire confidence in already-dwindling crowds. If you fear death you shdnt undertake "ppl's" rallies— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 10, 2017
The protective daughter of the Khan’s arch-rival shot back by calling her father’s struggle “bigger than all of you stooges combined.”
She said Khan and other opposition members “have lost it completely. Your heartburn is understandable. You are irrelevant.”
She then fired another salvo at the former cricketer, expressing her “deep sympathies for a section of the media and the frustrated opposition who must now be thinking how to gloss over their premature predictions.”
NS's struggle is bigger than all of you stooges combined. You have lost it completely. Your heartburn is understandable. You're irrelevant. https://t.co/qm9M5cVHzg— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) August 10, 2017
Meanwhile, Khan continued to lash out at Sharif, referring to his rally as the ‘corruption bachao rally’, saying that Nawaz was spawned by a military dictator, and that “Patwaris and rent-a-crowd methods do not make one into a leader of the people.”
My advice to NS on his Corruption Bachao rally: You can blame the umpires, the pitch, the weather, some of your players;— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 10, 2017
But in the end you can't avoid the sinking feeling that the game is over & you have lost. https://t.co/bzbmZbTy4o— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 10, 2017
And you will also realise there is a downward trend in the no of people listening to your excuses of poor umpiring. https://t.co/IMmyQGp3Vs— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 10, 2017
Stooping to such lows as calling political opponents ‘stooges’ is nothing new in Pakistani politics. Imran himself has previously alleged that his political opponents wet the bed on hearing his name and indulge in cross dressing.
Other politicians have used equally vile language.