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Maryam Nawaz wants judiciary to take notice of former DG FIA’s remarks

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PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday asked the judiciary to take notice of former DG FIA Bashir Memon’s statements in which he levelled serious accusations against PM Imran Khan.

Memon had said on Geo News programme Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath that PM Imran Khan had pressurised him to book Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Opposition leaders in different cases.

“Never before in Pakistan’s history has a sitting prime minister, regardless of whether he is fake or an imposed one, been involved in such serious crimes,” she said, referring to former DG FIA Bashir Memon’s allegations.

“I am sure now people know what Sicilian Mafias are,” she said, referring to a taunt often used by the government for the PML-N leadership.

She quoted Memon’s remarks in which he alleged the prime minister had asked him to file cases against Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz. “You told them to first arrest [Opposition leaders] and later check what charges can be filed against them,” she said, referring to the premier.

Maryam accused the prime minister of being involved in “political engineering”, adding that PM Imran Khan was using the Prime Minister’s Office to threaten and pressurise heads of institutions to file fake cases against the Opposition.

“The result [from the alleged witch hunt] is that Pakistan has been put to shame in front of the entire world,” she said. “You have turned into an epic failure on every front,” added the PML-N leader.

She said the situation of Pakistan was so dismal that countries were banning flights to and from the country. She said the country was suffering to the extent that most of its cities had turned into garbage dumps but the prime minister was least concerned with these issues.

“What is your performance, what do you do first thing in the morning when you wake up? You tell people [heads of institutions] to make fake cases against this person or that or throw people into jails,” she said.

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