LAHORE: Addressing a charged crowd of PMLN supporters in PP 167 Green Town, Mohtarma Maryam Nawaz Sharif criticised Bushra Bibi’s son Ibrahim Maneka.
“Pinky Peerni’s son Ibrahim Maneka became a billionaire in the last four years,” Maryam said, alleging that the former First Lady’s son took commission in every government tender.
This development comes as a leaked call between the former First Lady, Bushra Maneka and then PM Imran Khan’s focal person for Digital Media Dr Arslan Khalid reveals the gnawing influence Mrs Imran Khan has on the party, particularly it’s social media strategy.
Maryam termed the agreement signed with the Fund by the “fitna” Imran Khan as a “bad deal”, adding that the former prime minister took a U-turn by breaching the clauses that Pakistan agreed with the global lender.
She also claimed that PML-N supporters from a single constituency present in Green Town are more compared to the number of people attending “fitna” Imran Khan’s “historic rally” on the Parade ground in Islamabad.
Maryam said that the coalition government had to make some decisions with a heavy heart, including increasing the prices of petroleum products, because of the wrongdoings of the “fitna” Imran Khan.
She further added that if Khan had left something in the reserves, the coalition government would have provided relief to the people.
“They [PTI] thought that Maryam would not come out to address public gatherings because of rising inflation, but I want to tell them that I stand with the people when times are tough,” she asserted.
“They [PTI] thought that Maryam would not come out to address the public gathering because of the rising inflation, but I want to tell them that I stand with the people when times are tough,” she asserted.
Taking a jibe at the former prime minister’s statement regarding him not being elected to know the price of potatoes and tomatoes, the PML-N leader said: “I am not as insensitive as him [Imran Khan] that I would say I am not here to know the price of essentials.”
“I am here to know the prices and to stand by the people,” she said.
The Pakistan Daily reached out to the Maneka family in response to the allegations against Ibrahim Maneka but the family chose not to comment on this matter.