Talks with army possible after send packing PTI govt: Maryam Nawaz
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has said that her party was ready to talk with army, but the condition was that the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government should be first sent packing.
Maryam Nawaz, who is currently busy in campaigning for Gilgit-Baltistan elections, said that she may talk with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leadership in this regard as well. She claimed that the establishment had established contacts with several people around her but did not made a direct contact with her.
To a query about whether she was ready to hold talks with the current leadership of the Pakistan army, she said she could cogitate over kick-starting talks from the platform of the PDM.
It should be noted that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif had accused the current army leadership of toppling his government. However, the PML-N vice president said that army was her institution and she would definitely talk with its leaders but within the limits of the constitution.
“The talks will be held in front of the masses and not from the back door.
“I am primarily not against the institution, nevertheless, the ruling government would have to go home if we have to move forward,” she said.
On the report that Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has said that he was waiting for the evidence of army interference in the elections to be provided by Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz said that “Mian Sahib” had spoken later and the evidence were in front of the people before that.
“The reality of Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, Judge Arshad Malik and DAWN Leaks is in front of you,” she said.
She said that the PPP had its own stance and the PML-N had its own, which Nawaz had made clear.