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Imran Flays Govt for Giving Protocol to Maryam Nawaz

Hafiz Abdul Majid 

Islamabad (July 5, 2017): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Wednesday criticized government for what he said giving official protocol to Maryam Nawaz Shairf on the occasion of her appearance before the joint investigation team proving Sharif family’s offshore holdings.PTI Chief said questioned as  why Maryam Nawaz, who is a private citizen and hold no official portfolio, was given protocol.

In a message on social media site Twitter, Khan said “Inexplicable why private citizen Maryam getting official protocol with police saluting as she goes to appear before criminal investigation?”

Imran further tweeted: “The Pakistani nation must decide once and for all whether we are a democracy or a Badshahat.”

It is to be mentioned here that on Wednesday Maryam Nawaz, who is widely considered as political successor of Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf, appeared before the JIT.

She was accompanied by his husband MNA Capt. (Retd) Safdar, her brothers Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz, her children, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Asif Kirmani, State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzaib and others to the FJA, where the proceeding of the JIT is held.

A large number of PML-N lawmakers, leaders and supporters were also gathered at FJA to receive Maryam and show solidarity with her. Maryam was seen off by her mother Begum Kulsoom Nawaz hugging from the Prime Minister House to FJA.

After reaching at FJA, she waved to PML-N workers and supporters gathered outside the Academy to show solidarity with her and her family.

Though PML-N dubbing summoning Maryam an “egoistic decision” on the part of the JIT, Maryam had earlier expressed her resolve to face investigators in a series of messages sent from her Twitter account on Tuesday night.

“He has seen [and] been through the most testing times, in the 30-plus years of his political career… yet as an affectionate [and] protective father, I saw his eyes filled with concern & apprehensions over his daughter’s appearance before JIT,” she tweeted on Tuesday night .

“I told him that I am your daughter, trained by you, [and] will neither cower down, nor yield to pressure [and] nothing will deter me from taking up the cudgels against transgression and injustice. Will appear before the JIT, follow the rule of law as you always have,” Ms Sharif tweeted, before concluding on a positive note: “See you tomorrow, Insha’Allah.”

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