Imran’s mess would
require 2-3 years to
clean up, opposition
avoid to highlight: Maryam

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SWABI: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday claimed that the mismanagement of the previous PTI-led government would take at least two to three years to fix the country, saying mere one or two months were insufficient for the job.

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz

Addressing a rally in Swabi, Maryam called upon members of the opposition to avoid carrying “baggage of Imran’s failures” in front of the public.

She said all institutions were in the good books of Imran when he was in power, and “after relinquishing the charge, he is now targeting institutions”.

Maryam said Imran had nothing to boast about when it came to his performance as the prime minister. “The man who has nothing to tell the people about his achievement is now using a fake letter and making a fuss about a so-called conspiracy to hide his own poor performance.”

She dismissed all claims of Imran as “excuses”.

Maryam also accused the PTI chief of allegedly misusing state resources, causing loss to the national exchequer and indulging in corruption through Farah Khan — a close friend of the ex-PM’s wife Bushra Bibi.

SWABI: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz addresses a rally in Swabi on Thursday.

She said Imran’s ouster was the need of the hour as Pakistan was “plunging into multiple crisis”.

She urged people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take a decision in the next elections “very carefully” and choose a party capable of changing their fate.

Earlier, Maryam Nawaz on Friday dismissed allegations by former premier Imran Khan that a “foreign conspiracy” was hatched to topple his government, saying the letter the PTI chief had been referring to as evidence “does not even exist”.

Addressing a public gathering in Fateh Jang, Attock, Maryam said Imran had “lost his mental balance” after losing power in the wake of the no-confidence motion.

She accused the ex-premier of “repeatedly changing his narrative” about the conspiracy, saying “first he asserted that the letter was received in March and just a day ago he disclosed that he was aware of the plot since July [last year]”.

Maryam questioned Imran for raising hue and cry on his exit, reminding him of his previous statements wherein he had said he was happy that the opposition submitted the no-trust motion against him. “Now that the no-trust motion has succeeded, people must ask Imran why is he raising objections?”

Imran, who was ousted on April 10 through a no-confidence motion moved by the joint opposition, stirred a controversy two weeks before his ouster when, at a rally, he had brandished a letter, claiming it contained evidence of a “foreign conspiracy” hatched to topple his government.