‘Fake PM won’t be able to dodge his accountability by arresting rivals'

Published: June 10, 2019
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Aseefa Bhutto says Zardar's arrest will not silence the voice of truth. FILE PHOTOS

Aseefa Bhutto says Zardar's arrest will not silence the voice of truth. FILE PHOTOS

Reacting strongly to former president Asif Ali Zardari’s arrest in the fake bank accounts case, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz on Monday said the ‘fake prime minister’ would not be able to sidestep accountability by arresting his political rivals.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Zardari was arrested by a NAB team from his residence in the federal capital, hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected his bail plea in the fake bank accounts case earlier in the day.

Fake bank accounts case: Zardari arrested by NAB as IHC rejects bail plea

Taking to micro-blogging website Twitter, Maryam said separate laws prevailed for masses and those in power in the country. “Fake prime minister [Imran Khan] used to say there were separate laws for rich and poor in Pakistan, but the fact is that there is one law for rich and poor and other for the fake PM and his investors,” she remarked.

Maryam, whose father and three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif is also currently languishing in jail, further added that the ‘fake premier’ would have been facing courts for allegedly stealing the public mandate and corruption of his sister if the law and accountability process was equal for everyone in the country.

Meanwhile, Zardari’s youngest daughter Aseefa Bhutto also fired broadside at the government, saying: “This cowardly selected government thinks throwing opposition into jail will legitimise it. No case, no conviction, no plausible cause. Arresting Asif Ali Zardari will not silence the voice of truth. He was vindicated before and he will be vindicated again.”

She also cast doubts over federal ministers’ knowledge of today’s development days and months before the court’s decision. The daughter of former premier Benazir Bhutto also questioned issuance of arrest warrant before cancellation of bail. “Mockery of justice,” she added.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Patwari
    Jun 11, 2019 - 9:52AM

    Aseefa, please come to Pakistan. Ranting from London, or the Paris Chateau
    aint going to do it. Come to Garhi Khuda Baksh and feel the 45 C heat.waves
    then say your rant.Recommend

  • Dan Track
    Jun 11, 2019 - 10:14AM

    A couple of notable points.

    The arrest of this man does not have any bearing on the national policy and direction. Therefore National Assembly should be focussing on the nations interests. Individual parties should seek to raise internally discussions.

    There is no smoke without fire! Nation is above a single person.Recommend

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