PML-N de facto president Maryam Nawaz Sharif has said that soldiers should guard the ballot papers in Azad Jammu and Kashmir elections as they “guard our borders and should not repeat the same mistake that their elders committed in 2018”.
“Military uniform is our pride and should not be blotted for some ‘selected’ person,” Maryam said while addressing a rally in Sialkot, held in connection with the PP-38 (Sialkot IV) by-election.
She said that July 28, the day of the by-election, was “a ‘pay back day’ against those who have impoverished the people of Pakistan, and made them suffer through their mismanagement and incompetence”.
Senior party leaders Khawaja Asif, Rana Sanaullah, and Pervaiz Rashid were also present. Maryam, firing a broadside at Prime Minister Imran Khan, said that “selected” after witnessing massive PML-N rallies in AJK, had rushed to the valley, but returned “red-faced”.
“Imran Khan could not even hold a single decent rally; all he could pull together were miniscule gatherings,” she said, declaring that even after three years of ruling Pakistan, all the prime minister could talk about in his rallies in AJK was Nawaz Sharif.
She rebuked Imran for accusing Sharif of having brought his own “umpires”, when “the entire world knows that the “umpires” have Imran’s back.
Regarding the meeting between Sharif and Afghan National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib, Maryam said that international actors only talk to two powers in the country — the “military” and the “civilian” — and everyone knows who had the support of the masses with him. She said that a mere meeting with the Afghan NSA was making the regime lose their breath.
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