Maryam Nawaz dismisses rumours of rifts within PDM

F.P. Report

LAHORE: PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday refuted speculation of internal rifts within the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), saying that the alliance had “exemplary coordination”.

Speaking to media from the Khokhar brothers’ residence, the PML-N leader said that the government’s wish to see the Opposition’s alliance fall victim to internal rifts would yield nothing.

“Even if there is a disagreement on any matter within the PDM, it is resolved in an amicable manner,” she said. Maryam urged PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to present his suggestion on bringing about an in-house change with other members of the PDM.

The PML-N vice president criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that she had credible information that the premier used to personally monitor and seek updates on the operation against the Khokhar brothers.

Maryam praised Saiful Malook Khokhar and MNA Malik Afzal Khokhar, referring to them as “companions of Nawaz Sharif”, adding that she had arrived at their residence after receiving directives from the PML-N supremo. She said that the purpose of her visit was to give the message that the party stood behind the Khokhar brothers. 

Turning her guns towards the PTI government, the PML-N vice president said that corruption allegations against it were being exposed each day. “A day will come when we will learn the whole truth [of the government’s alleged corruption],” she said.

She referred to the PTI as a “one-man show”, saying that the party will be destroyed when PM Imran Khan weakens politically.

“You should focus on yourself rather than on the PML-N,” Maryam said, referring to the PTI.

Answering a question about the Broadsheet case, Maryam referred to it as a “fraudsheet”.

She lashed out at Justice (retd) Azmat Saeed, who is heading the inquiry commission to probe the Broadsheet case, saying that he was the founder of the “WhatsApp JIT”.

Maryam said that Justice (retd) Azmat Saeed was involved in conspiracies against the elected government of the PML-N, adding that he was an employee of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) when the Broadsheet agreement was signed.