Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) newly-appointed Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz took a jibe at arch-rivals Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for their leaders’ reactions after getting arrested.
Recalling the time when her father, former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif, was imprisoned in Attock Fort in 1999 after a military coup by the-then army chief General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, she said, “You cannot even spend an hour there, he remained there for 14 months.”
Talking about her own time in jail where she spent five months, Maryam Nawaz said, “Death cell mein reh kar aayi hoon, phir bhi kabhi media ke saamnay nahin royi” (I stayed in a death cell but didn’t shed any tear in front of the media), adding that she was incarcerated during extreme heat but didnt pity herself.
“I had one charpai; the bathroom and room were the same”, she elaborated.
She reminded the members of the press that other PML-N leaders also spent months in jail and were unable to get bail.
Discussing the jail time PTI leaders had to face, Maryam Nawaz said that they couldn’t even bear jail for two days, stressing that this is nothing compared to what PML-N has faced.
She reiterated that PTI was under the protection of former spymaster, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence, General (retd) Faiz Hameed but now it’s gone.
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