Maryam Nawaz’s arrest attempt to distract from govt’s failed Kashmir policy: Shehbaz


ISLAMABAD (9Newshd): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif on Friday termed Maryam Nawaz’s arrest a “distraction tactic” as he accused the government of resorting to such measures in an attempt to hide its “failed” policy on the Kashmir dispute.

Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, Shehbaz condemned the arrest of PML-N Vice President and his niece Maryam Nawaz, who was taken into custody by the National Accountability Bureau a day ago in relation to the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

“Maryam was arrested in front of her father and uncle. Hamza Shehbaz and Maryam Nawaz’s arrests prove once again that the PTI government is complicit with NAB,” Shehbaz said, amid uproar from the MNAs in attendance.

“Maryam’s arrest is an attempt to distract [everyone] from the government’s failed policy on Kashmir,” the opposition leader said. “It’s a tactic to distract from the sinking economy, from the crashing stock market.”

“Imran Khan is mistaken if he thinks he can pressure us with such cruel tactics. They are pushing us against the wall, but we won’t be pushed back,” he vowed.

Slamming the accountability watchdog, Shehbaz questioned NAB’s lack of action on the delayed Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit project. “Rs70 billion were wasted on Peshawar BRT, but [where is the accountability?] PTI, NAB are complicit,” he alleged. For more latest news Pakistan, visit


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