PTI's politics only revolves around top appointments: Maryam.

PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Sunday came down hard on the PTI, saying that the latter's politics only revolved around appointments to the country's top posts.

She made the remarks while addressing the office-bearers of the PML-N lawyers' wing alongside Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah a day after PTI chief Imran Khan challenged the country's incumbent rulers to put forward a plan to rescue Pakistan from the many crises it found itself mired in, and laid out his own roadmap to recovery.

At the outset of her talk, Maryam said that she had previously stated in her speeches that the PML-N was not afraid of elections, but merely wanted the scales of justice to be balanced before they were conducted.

'We are not scared of elections. We are not selected, we are elected. Those who are selected should be worried,' she said.

She also took exception to assertions that the PML-N only wanted to delay elections till October as a new chief justice would be in place by then.

'PTI's whole politics revolves around which appointment is happening when. Yesterday, this slipped out of Sheikh Rashid's mouth during the rally. That showed me that their entire politics revolves around appointments.'

She said that previously the PTI had the support of some from the military establishment, who had since left. 'Now, they have found the judicial establishment,' she remarked.

She said that the PTI's long march last year in November was aimed at making the appointment of the new army chief controversial. 'Their entire politics revolves around appointments, around crutches. Their entire politics revolves around facilitators.'

Maryam said that Imran had 'brazenly and blatantly' flouted the country's laws by hiding in his home despite being summoned by the courts. 'And when he went, he took armed groups [...] tell me when in our history has...

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