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Farishta murder case: Are PML-N & PTM doing politics on a dark tragedy?

Opposition parties and many come forward, criticizing how PML-N and PTM are using the Farishta Mohmand’s tragedy for personal and political gains.

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Maryam Nawaz, the newly-appointed vice president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan for being ‘incompetent’ and ‘unaware’ about the idea of governance. She even refused to call PM Khan as Prime Minister on some political grounds.

“I don’t call him [Imran Khan] the prime minister because he is incompetent and despite promising to the nation that he won’t beg before anyone, he has handed over the keys to the national exchequer to the International Monetary Fund (IMF),” she said.

The PML-N vice president also commented on the existing economic crisis and held the reigning government responsible for high inflation.

Maryam was raising the issue of the recent rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl Farishta Mohmand, in Islamabad, criticizing the incumbent government and pointed out its lethargic attitude towards dealing with the case.

The PML-N vice president also commented on the existing economic crisis and held the reigning government responsible for high inflation. “Those who claimed that they would bring about a change have brought the country to its knees. The rising inflation and deteriorating economic conditions have made life difficult for the people as their income is now less than their essential spending.”

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GVS contacted a Pashtun activist who was present during Maryam Nawaz’s press talk and invited him to comment on the development. “We were expecting Maryam Nawaz to come here and speak for us. We have lost our daughter and she was slamming the government for failing the economy,” he said. He further lamented that Maryam Nawaz focused less on the issues the family is facing and started bashing PTI to sell out her own narrative for her own political interests.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, reportedly, has taken the notice of the incident and directed authorities to furnish the report. But it is believed that some segments of Pakistan are using the case to malign either the government or military. PTM has been seen doing the same on social media. Fawad Chaudhary claimed that PTM is using the kid’s case to sell out its anti-Pakistan narrative.

Columnist Ali Salman tweeted; “Beyond disgusting that a woman herself is using Farishta’s barbaric rape and murder to further the PTM’s disgusting propaganda. Wasn’t that minor girl raped in Kasur? Wasn’t a female patient raped & killed in a hospital in Karachi? Were they all Pashtun?

Another social media user said “I can’t believe how low these people can stoop. They are using Farishta’s barbaric rape and murder to sell their disgusting ethnic politics. Is whole PTM leadership made of opportunists who will use anything to spark ethnic tensions?”


The PTM also tried to malign the military in this case as well.


Sabir Shakir of ARY news has argued that Farishta is a daughter of the nation and nobody should start a campaign against the state institutions for their political objectives. The PTM is using the Pashtun card, which is highly unethically and should be condemned, he told Arif Hameed Bhatti during a talk-show.