LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Thursday, while condoling with the grieving protesters, said that the entire nation shared the pain of the Hazaras, no one could truly feel the tragedy that had befallen the miners' families.
She said the Hazara community is looking towards Prime Minister Imran Khan for fulfillment of their demands but the premier is apathetic towards them.
"I am sad that you are calling for an insensitive man and he doesn't have the time to come here," she said while referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The PML-N leader said the protesters accompanied by their loved ones' coffins were "awaiting" the prime minister.
"Is your ego bigger than their pain and these bodies? And then you say politics should not be done on this issue. We never do that, but if you think you can dodge your failure and callousness by crying 'politics', we won't let that happen," she added.
Earlier the PML-N leader talked to media before departing for Quetta to express solidarity with the families of the martyrs of the Hazara community, and said it is a national tragedy over which politics cannot be done. The PM should have visited and condoled with the families who have staged a sit-in in extreme winter after losing their loved ones.
Maryam Nawaz said, “The state and the prime minister play the roles of a mother and a father respectively but I am disappointed that Imran Khan does not care about the nation. I am going to Quetta on PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s directions. It is our duty to stand with the families of the slain miners after the heart-wrenching Machh incident.”
On the other hand, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Quetta visit has suffered a delay due to a technical fault in his plane. The PPP chairman tweeted, “Have been trying to reach Quetta with CM Sindh & Former PM Gillani. We’ve had to off load as the planes engine would not start. Trying to make other arrangements. PM must accept demands of the victims of terrorism protesting along with their dead for 5 days now. NNI