Maryam draws public flak for targeting security institutions

Netizens term PML-N leader’s claims as anti-Pakistan and tantamount to fanning Indian narrative


APP October 06, 2021
Maryam Nawaz said slogans of ‘respect the vote’ were echoing in AJK. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD:

Stooping to a new low, the Sharif family has levelled serious allegations against Pakistan’s security establishment just to appease “foreign forces and woo them" in a bid to pull them out of the legal quagmire.

In a fresh petition submitted before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday, the PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz alleged the country’s premier intelligence agency’s role in the conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, herself as well as her husband Captain (retd) Safdar in assets beyond means case.

Following the Panama Papers scandal, Imran Khan, now prime minister, had filed a petition in the apex court which declared Nawaz Sharif unfit for holding the top office and ordered an accountability court to open references against him and his family, and other respondents.

On July 6, 2018 Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir had convicted the trio in the Avenfield Apartment reference and handed them jail terms of 10, seven and one years, respectively, for owning assets beyond known sources of income.

Since then, the PML-N supreme leader launched a tirade against Pakistan Army alleging their role in his ouster. Starting from his infamous dialogue of “Mujhe Kyun Nikala” Nawaz Sharif resorted to direct targeting of the military leadership.

Undermining the sacrifices of thousands of lives in their anti-terror efforts, the Sharif family spoke ill against the institution, which obviously drew applause from Indian and other anti-Pakistani media.

This time too, Maryam took to Twitter and shared the pages of her petition which she said had not been reported by media and said the “case/verdict against me was pre-planned, orchestrated and influenced by Gen Faiz Hameed, the then DG [counter-intelligence],”.

Already notorious for her bloopers including “Qatari letter” and “Calibri font”, the PML-N leader drew flak of the Twitterati who termed her accusations as anti-Pakistan and tantamount to fanning the Indian narrative.

“This language and accent can only belong to an enemy of Pakistan. What is the reason for Indian and your narrative against the Pak Army is same ? Shame on you,” said a user Adnanpk.

“Was it also Faiz Hameed who made you give statements like: What to talk of London, I have even no property in Pakistan. Nawaz does not know how he brought the London flats where he lives in,” another Twitterati Advocate Abdul Majeed said.

“True, it was Gen Faiz who on gunpoint asked you to utter: “Meri London To Kia Pakistan Main Bhi Koi Property Nahi..” And then he forced you to use Calibri font to forge documents and duped Sharif family to give Qatari letters & excel sheets as raseedain of London flats,” Umar, another netizen, tweeted.

The netizens never missed a chance to troll the PML-N leader as in 2013, she tweeted that “Nawaz Sharif nominated for Nobel Peace Prize,” to which she got reply” “Have they launched Nobel for money laundering corruption cowardice?”

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