PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has said on Thursday that PTI Chairman Imran Khan had been launched in politics to “create anarchy and destruction”.

Talking to newsmen after her court appearance here along with hubby Captain Safdar, Maryam Nawaz said “Imran Khan is not a stakeholder rather he is destruction of Pakistan.”

She said the forces which funded him do not want Pakistan to progress. “Imran brought the economy on the verge of collapse and he had also violated the agreement he struck with the IMF,” she added.

Calling Imran Khan a ‘fitna’ (mischief-monger), Maryam Nawaz said that during his over three-and-a-half-year rule the country’s economy reached the brink of destruction. She said Imran had even broken the country’s deal with the IMF before leaving the office, which further exacerbated the situation. 

Maryam alleged that some foreign powers had launched Imran to destroy the new generation’s moral values as well as corrupt the country’s politics. “These powers do not want Pakistan to progress,” she opined.  

Referring to Imran’s statement that he had become more dangerous, she said these words were not meant for his political opponents, but for the country. 

She made it clear to the PTI chairman that if he wanted general elections in the country, he should dissolve the provincial assemblies of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab first.  

PML-N vice president also urged the former prime minister not to use religion for politics. 

She told Imran that he could not get a clean chit by putting all blame for the country’s pathetic situation on the current government’s shoulders. “Imran, this is your party which is in power in the flood-affected provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” Maryam said, adding, “Therefore, a greater responsibility rests on your shoulders.” 

“Look Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is visiting all flood-hit areas of the country despite the fact that in none of the provinces the PML-N is in power,” she boasted.

Earlier, Asking what was the haste in seeing former prime minister and his father-in-law Nawaz Sharif back in Pakistan, Captain (r) Safdar, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and husband of party Vice President Maryam Nawaz, claimed on Thursday that when Nawaz, also PML-N supremo, would return to Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan would be in jail, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Talking to reporters at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises, he said that if former finance minister Ishaq Dar returned to Pakistan, the value of Pak Rupee against the US dollar would go up.  

He added it would take a year to clear what he called the mess created by Imran when he was the country’s prime minister. 

Safdar also said it was The Almighty Allah and not the PML-N, who ruled the country.