PM Imran Khan ‘a pawn, not our target’, says Maryam Nawaz
Statesman Report
LAHORE: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said Friday Prime Minister Imran Khan “is just a pawn and not our target”, noting decisively that the incumbent, PTI-led government would be sent packing before the start of 2021. Speaking to the media after meeting Baloch students staging a sit-in at Lahore’s Charing Cross, Maryam said students “are the future of Pakistan” but those from “Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, [erstwhile] FATA, and Balochistan” have to protest after 600 of their reserved seats were taken away. “They say Punjab is the elder brother but I say Balochistan is the elder brother,” she added. Terming the move one of “incomprehensible apathy and indifference”, the PML-N leader demanded the students’ quota be restored. “These students are demanding the right to education and no one has met them! “I am going to Quetta tomorrow, I will also raise the issue of students there,” she added. Maryam added that Shahbaz Sharif served Punjab wholeheartedly and that it was “not a favour but the right of the people that they got”. “Pakistan without Nawaz Sharif and Punjab without Shahbaz Sharif have become heirless,” she added. “Shahbaz Sharif is being held in jail not due to corruption [charges], he is being punished for not going against his brother.”