By Raza Ruman
Maryam Nawaz is one of the main reasons Nawaz Sharif’s outburst against the military establishment.
Former premier and PMLN Quaid Nawaz Sharif wanted Maryam to be sent to London after his departure in November last. But reluctance of Prime Minister Imran Khan caused her ‘detention’ in the country.
Finally the patience of Sharif ran out last month and opened up against the establishment. Sharif was advised that to speak against the establishment and in return he will get some relief. But what he got in return — he is banned on media and booked under treason charges.
Nawaz Sharif, Azad Kashmir prime minister Raja Farooq ans other main party leaders have been booked at the Shahdara police station in Lahore for ‘conspiring’ against the country and state institutions.
The sedition FIR under Section 10 (cyberterrorism) of the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act (2016), and sections 120-A (definition of criminal conspiracy), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 121-A (conspiracy to wage war against Pakistan), 123-A (condemning the creation of the country and advocating the abolishment of its sovereignty), 124-A (sedition) and 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the Pakistan Penal Code has been registered.
The FIR also names party leaders Maryam Nawaz, Rana Sanaullah, Ahsan Iqbal, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pervez Rashid, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Ataullah Tarar and others that participated in the PML-N’s Central Executive Committee and Central Working Committee meetings held last week.
A source told Pak Destiny that in addition to Maryam’s departure to London Nawaz wanted “more concessions” which were not given by the establishment.
There are chances that the PMLN leadership face more hardships in days to come. PAK DESTINY