Maryam lashes out at Imran’s taunting tweet

Published: August 11, 2017

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • F Khan
    Aug 11, 2017 - 1:42AM

    IK just wait one month till NA 120 elections you will get your answer what the people go Pakistan think about the judicial judgement. Recommend

  • Real Truth
    Aug 11, 2017 - 2:00AM

    Bravo Maryam Bibi; great job putting this predator in his place!Recommend

  • Sexton
    Aug 11, 2017 - 7:15AM

    Keep it up Maryam. Do not put up with rudeness.Recommend

  • Nikki KHAN
    Aug 11, 2017 - 8:34AM

    Mr. Imran Khan is acting like a ‘teen boy’, politically he is immature, inexperience and in stable man.
    Mr. Sharif is gone, now he should speak about the people’s issue in Pakistani society. Recommend

  • Zulqarnain
    Aug 11, 2017 - 9:45AM

    Agreed that name calling for political opponents should be avoided. At the same time the fact whether this is being done by the party head or by other cadres cannot be ignored for comparison purposes. Recommend

  • ZAK
    Aug 11, 2017 - 10:58PM

    Maryam must be feeling the real heartburn, but projecting her insecurities on IK!Recommend

  • sterry
    Aug 12, 2017 - 2:00AM

    @Nikki KHAN: Imran Khan has no issues to talk about. He only cares about power and taking it over by all means – he pushed for this extrajudicial coup to depose the PM. Mind you the JIT found no evidence of corruption. This is going to be a problem for Imran Khan.Recommend

  • Waqar
    Aug 12, 2017 - 3:43AM

    The ‘irrelevant’ got your father ousted from his throne.Recommend

  • Saad
    Aug 12, 2017 - 10:30AM

    @F Khan: I don’t think so. 1 constituency can not represent entire Pakistan. Even Altaf Hussain can win in azizabad despite being hated nationwide.Recommend

  • bilal
    Aug 13, 2017 - 10:35AM

    Burn pmln burn….Recommend

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