Maryam Nawaz takes a dig at Imran Khan over Islamabad protest

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ISLAMABAD: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz took a swipe at Prime Minister Imran Khan over use of police force against the PPP workers during Bilawal Bhutto’s appearance before National Accountabilitypol Bureau in fictitious account case.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Maryam Nawaz said that the sit-in leader who had paralyzed Islamabad for four months could not tolerate a small protest.

Maryam Nawaz was referring to the 2014 sit-in staged by Imran Khan and his party for four months to demand a probe into alleged election fraud.

A judicial commission formed by the then government declared that there was no organized rigging in the elections.

“The sit-in leader who had paralyzed Islamabad by attacking Parliament House, Prime Minister House and PTV could not tolerate a small protest as he came into power through election fraud,” she tweeted, referring to Imran Khan.

She also denounced the use of force against the PPP workers.

Several PPP workers were arrested outside NAB headquarters in the city as the party’s chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari attended a hearing of the fictitious bank accounts cases, on Wednesday.

According to news channels, scores of PPP workers including women were arrested by police. The workers were arrested after they tried to enter the NAB building with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

PPP leader and a close confidant of Bilawal Bhutto, Sherry Rehman, also appeared beside the party chairman.

To disperse the protesting workers, police made use of water cannons. A notification issued by the government yesterday called on DPOs and other police officials to prevent PPP workers from arriving in Islamabad from other parts of the country.