SKARDU: PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz on Friday lashed out at Prime Minister Imran Khan, claiming that the premier was asking for an NRO but the Opposition will not give it to him.
Addressing a rally in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Skardu region, Maryam took shots at turncoats, referring to them as lotay (plural) that belong in bathrooms.
(Lota is an Urdu word that by literal definition is a wash jug used in the bathroom and colloquially means people who switch loyalties.)
She told party workers and supporters in the rally to not vote for such people in the upcoming elections.
“Trap these lotay, do not allow them to hide,” she urged her supporters. Nine of the PML-N’s workers were wooed into leaving the party, she claimed, “but my youth, promise me that you will not vote for these lotay”.
“Lotay do not belong inside boxes, these lotay belong in the bathrooms. These lotay, who go limp under pressure from the selectors and the selected, cannot take a stand for the people,” the PML-N leader said.
Maryam Nawaz said those who trample over the sanctity of the vote cannot serve the people. “Lotay do not deserve the right to ask for votes,” she said.
“They should hide their faces and lock themselves in their homes. The future of my youth is not for them to write something on social media only to get picked up during the dark of the night.
“Whoever you vote for and whoever comes into power through your votes will not be expelled through any iqama. Promise me, my youth, that you will protect the servant who comes [into power] through the vote,” she told participants of the rally.