PML-N vice chairman Maryam Nawaz said on Thursday that even if the government holds early elections for the Senate, it will “cannot save itself” and “will go home”.
“If you are not affected by PDM (Pakistan Democratic Movement) jalsas, as you say, then why is there an emergency to hold elections — and this has never happened in Pakistan’s history,” she said while addressing a press conference in Lahore.
Maryam asked the government why it “changed its strategy” if it is unaffected by the PDM rallies.
The vice president of PML-N said: “Although they have adopted some tactics, they know that their tenure is limited.
She accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of dragging him into politics for his own benefit and “destroying” state institutions.
“You became a self-proclaimed FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) chairman, you became a self-proclaimed FBR (Federal Board of Revenue) chairman, and now you want to become the chairman of the election commision,” Maryam said, in a jibe at Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Mariam said that the Pakistan Election Commission has the right to hold and announce elections, but this is not the prerogative of the prime minister.