LAHORE: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif has reacted strongly to NAB’s arrest of senior party leader Khawaja Asif and said that he must released, otherwise the situation may deteriorate.

Addressing an emergency press conference in Lahore, she said that Khawaja Asif’s arrest is an attempt to intimidate us. She warned that there would be a strong reaction against the arrest at PDM’s meeting tomorrow.

Maryam Nawaz said that such decisions are being taken out of fear of defeat by the government. Slamming NAB, she said that it does not see flour, sugar and LNG thieves, neither does it see the corruption in Billion Tree Tsunami project and drugs scandal. Chairman NAB has no right to go about openly terrorizing the opposition, she added.

Maryam questioned the authority of the ‘fake government’ to call back Nawaz Sharif, saying that first it made all efforts to send him abroad and now it wants him back. Nawaz Sharif did not promise to come back before making a full recovery, she said.

She chose not to comment on the speculation that PPP had made resignations conditional with the return of Nawaz Sharif, saying that such news is not from sources but from someone else.

Talking about the head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), she said that someone else is causing problems in Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s party.


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