Mumbai: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Mariam Nawaz strongly criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan and sought his resignation, the media reported on Monday.
In a rally on Sunday midnight in Mandi Bahauddin, 45-year-old Vice-President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) slogans against Khan and said that there is no legitimate right to rule over a 66-year-old cricketer and a politician.
While addressing Khan in her speech, she said: “Give up your resignation! Go home!” Dawn News reported that the crowd urged him to chant with him.
Maryam also said that keeping her 69-year-old father Sharif in jail would be a crime now, after Saturday’s “evidence” that the sentence was given under “heavy pressure from hidden hands”, a claim rejected on Sunday by the presiding judge, Arshad Malik.
In her address on the prison road, he claimed that Sharif “will be released, and once again become the Prime Minister – but this time more powerful than ever”.
She also played a secretly recorded video that she claimed featured a conversation between Nasir Butt, a man she described as a loyal fan of Sharif, and Malik, who had in December last year sentenced Sharif to seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference and acquitted him in the Flagship Investment case.
But on Sunday, Malik rejected Maryam’s allegations, saying that Sharif was convicted on the basis of evidence.
(With PTI Inputs)