QUETTA: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Thursday said that it was duty of a prime minister to share grief of his nation.
“A state’s job is to protect its citizens. I don’t know what I can do for you, however I have empathy for you,” Maryam Nawaz said while addressing the mourners protesting against killing of the 11 coal miners in Quetta.
She said she felt pity over insensitivity of the higher authorities. The prime minister was scared that he might have to face criticism, when he would arrive, she maintained.
“He should listen that if he does not arrive here then these people will never vote for him. We will not let you ignore the incident by saying that nobody should play politics on the issue,” she said.
The PML-N vice president said that the protestors were not seeking anything else, but they wanted Imran Khan to come, acknowledge that there had been negligence on part of the state and place his hand on their heads.
“We will not play politics on the incident of Machh and neither will let anybody play it,” she said.
She also prayed for the deceased’s maghfirat and their family members to bear the loss.