ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz on Sunday said that the government could not be held responsible if PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz was not informed about her grandmother’s death in time.
Faraz’s remarks came after Maryam Nawaz’s revelation came after she received news of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s mother “two hours late due to suspension of phone services”, in which PTI Was accused of being controversial by the BJP-led government.
The minister said there were “many people in the Sharif family” who could have informed the PML-N leader of their grandmother’s death. Statement about [the government] He added that not informing them of the death was a form of criticism.
Earlier today, just hours after the news of Begum Shamim Akhtar’s death broke, Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter to say: “My father and family kept trying to contact me but they did not reach me. Could arrive. “
“No government official was humane enough to inform me of my grandmother’s death,” he said.
He added that he had asked his father, Nawaz Sharif, not to return to Pakistan because those in government were “oppressors, normal people seeking revenge, and no humanity can be expected from them.” Is.”
Information Minister Faraz also criticized the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for holding its rally in Peshawar on Monday, despite fears of a corona virus outbreak and security concerns. It was “legally and morally wrong” to do so during the proceedings.
“The corona virus does not belong to any party. It is an epidemic,” he said. “There was a big lesson for today’s opposition parties; the people have rejected them.”
The government could not be reached for comment [JI chief] Siraj-ul-Haq’s meeting, but if they were held, it would be wrong. He said that it was wrong for any party to hold a meeting.
Faraz also gave a joke to JUI-F and PDM chief Fazlur Rehman, saying, “Conquer DI Khan’s fort first.”
“The opposition is only looking after its own interests,” he said.
The Federal Minister, in a clear reference to the hundreds of thousands of mourners who came to pay their respects to TLP chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi, noted, “Funerals are a separate issue from rallies. We cannot stop anyone from attending funerals.” Are. ” A day ago, his last rites were performed at Minar Pakistan Ground in Lahore.
In another joke from the Peshawar rally, Faraz added, “In Peshawar, there were more people on stage in the field.” “Maulana Sahib (Fazlur Rehman) had brought some people from somewhere to attend.”
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