Maryam Nawaz Sharif, vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), alleged Thursday that authorities had installed cameras in her prison cell and bathroom.
In a recent interview, Maryam Nawaz Sharif spoke about the alleged inconvenience she faced when she was jailed after being arrested in the Chaudhary Sugar Mills case last year, Geo News reported.
“I’ve gone to jail twice and when I talk about how I was treated as a woman in jail, they won’t have the audacity to show their faces,” she said, referring to the government.
In her criticism of the Pakistani government Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the PML-N Vice President said that if authorities break into a room and arrest her in front of her father Nawaz Sharif and start personal attacks on her, no woman is in Pakistan for sure.
“A woman, whether in Pakistan or anywhere else, is not weak,” she said.
Geo News reported that Maryam Nawaz Sharif has stated her party is open to dialogue with the military establishment under the constitution, provided the incumbent PTI administration is removed from power.
She went on to say that she was not against state institutions, but stressed that there would be no secret dialogue. She also said the idea of dialogue could be considered through the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) platform.
The PML-N leader was arrested last year in the money laundering case in which she alleged that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested her for violating the law and was a political victim.
At a press conference last year, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for Accountability, Shahzad Akbar, said the Maryam Nawaz Sharif family had used the Chaudhry Sugar Mills to launder money and illegally transfer their shares.
Shares valued at more than Rs 7 million were transferred to Maryam Nawaz through the mill shares in 2008, which were later transferred to Yousaf Abbas Sharif in 2010, Shahzad Akbar said.