Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Thursday lashed out at the ex-generals of the Pakistani armed forces and said that they were "not loyal to their institution."
Speaking to the media outside the Islamabad High Court (IHC), she called on the veterans of the armed forces who called for the dismissal of the assemblies and challenged them to return their medals if they were interested in politics, reported The Express Tribune.
She further said that it was not good to drag institutions into politics. "Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif cares about the nation and is working day and night to improve the country's economy," she said.
Commenting on the excessive electricity outages being faced by the people across the country, Maryam said when her party formed the government in 2013, the country was witnessing 23 hours of power cuts.
"Had there not been (Maryam's father and former prime minister) Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz, power outages would not have ended," she added. "No one tried to end the electricity outages, nobody set up power plants," she said while referring to the term of Imran Khan's government.
She added that the demand for electricity was increasing with each passing day and Imran Khan had shut down the power plants set up by Nawaz, reported The Express Tribune.
She alleged that factories were being shut down because of Imran's "incompetence". However, Maryam said, 5,000MW would soon be added to the system. "We are not crying, but planning."
Commenting on the coalition government's economic decisions, she said that with the increase in prices of petroleum products, a relief package of Rs 28 billion was also given to the people. She added that wheat flour was made cheaper, and Hajj was made less costly for the convenience of the people.
The PML-N vice president said that if her party was unable to give relief to the people, then nobody could.