Sahiwal (Web Desk): Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) senior vice president and party's chief oraganiser Maryam Nawz on Monday said that the elections will be held after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will also be measured on the same standards of justice set for former premier Nawaz Sharif.
Addressing her party's workers convention in Sahiwal, the PML-N leader said that this is an election year and election will be held but only after when scale of justice will be balanced.
Responding to criticism that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and its coalition government is trying to delay the elections amid fears of defeat due to prevailing economic crisis and rising inflation, Maryam said that PML-N was not afraid of elections, adding that the party was preparing for the upcoming polls.
"Elections will be held but first justice will be done," she said, adding that injustices done to Nawaz Sharif will be compensated before elections.
Crticising former chief justice of Pakistan, Justice (retd) Saqib Nisar, and ex-spy chief Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed, the PML-N leader accused them of still supporting PTI chief Imran Khan “through their pawns”.
The PML-N's vice president also accused the judiciary of having dual standards.
She said that the court proceedings in the Panama case were held on daily basis while proceedings of Imran’s cases were moving at snail’s pace”.
Referring to Toshakhana case against Imran Khan, Maryam Nawaz demanded the judiciary to bring the former premier to the book.
The PML-N leader claimed that her party, along with coalition partners, averted the Sri Lanka-like economic crisis in the country by removing Imran from power and accepting the tough condition of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
“Pakistan would have defaulted if we had violated the IMF agreement like Imran,” Maryam added.