Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) VP Maryam Nawaz takes a dig at judiciary
Nawaz took a dig at the Islamabad High Court decision of dismissing a contempt case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday took a dig at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) decision of dismissing a contempt case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
She said that IHC's decision to dismiss the contempt case against the "devil" PTI Chairman Imran Khan has "emboldened" him, reported Geo News. Maryam said the judiciary should not be lenient with a person like Khan who thinks like "Satan" and his only job is to blame people and launch smear campaigns.
Khan had made some controversial remarks against sessions judge Zeba Chaudhry and other officials at a rally on August 20 in Islamabad.
"For years, he has been doing this. And when he does (something illegal) and sees that action will be taken against him, he apologises," Maryam said about Khan who recently escaped being charged with contempt of court.
The PML-N leader said Khan went to the chambers of Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry to apologise as he was aware that if he does not do it, then he can be disqualified.
"Was Zeba asked whether she wants to forgive him or not? Do you (courts) know what kind of precedent you are setting? Now anyone can abuse and threaten any woman in jalsas," she said.
Maryam added that since Khan has been forgiven, the contempt cases against PML-N leaders Talal Chaudhry, Daniyal Aziz, and Nehal Hashmi should also be disposed of.
"This devil (Khan) whom you have forgiven will do this again. He has been emboldened as he knows that now no matter what he does, he can seek forgiveness," she said.
Referring to Khan's recent statement where he mentioned "misplacing" the US cypher allegedly linked to his ouster, Maryam said that she is "at a loss for words" at the PTI chairman's carelessness, reported Geo News.
"This wasn't a record of a diamond ring that you misplaced or the record of the dollars that you took in the foreign funding case. It was Pakistan's property," she said.
Maryam said that since Pakistan's inception, no cypher had been misplaced. The PML-N leader added that a more serious crime than misplacing the cypher was changing the minutes of the meeting, reported Geo News.
"There was no mention of a conspiracy, and then, you built a conspiracy (by manipulating the minutes of the meeting)," the PML-N vice president said. (ANI)