PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz on Oct 19 reacted to Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi’s speeches on the occasion of 12 Rabi ul Awal — in which they talked about an ideal Islamic welfare state — and said that there is no comparison of Pakistan under the present government and Riyasat e Madinah.
Referring to the premier, Maryam said that those who travel from one place to another in helicopters have no idea what the poor masses are going through because of inflation.
Yet, the government has the audacity to talk about Riyasat e Madinah, she said.
“Those whose dogs are fed high-quality meat should think before likening their governance to that of Riyasat e Madinah,” Maryam said while taking a dig at PM Imran Khan.
She went on to say that due to the ongoing inflation in the country, “the poor and the destitute are dying of hunger, parents are poisoning their children because they are unable to feed them, and people are committing suicide.”
“The government should think about the condition of the poor before talking about Riyasat e Madinah,” she said, adding that those in power should be able to genuinely feel for the poor instead of issuing prejudiced statements against Opposition parties.