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Maryam Nawaz calls PMLN ‘ineligible’ and ‘incompetent’ on Twitter

Maryam Nawaz accidentally took a jibe at her party, for a report published on Pakistan’s disappointing economic performance.

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The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chairperson Maryam Nawaz became a subject of mockery on social media when she inadvertently described her party as ‘ineligible’ and ‘incompetent’ in a latest Twitter faux pas.

Maryam Nawaz, after realizing the error made, made several failed attempts to delete the tweet. Meanwhile, the snapshots of her tweet bashing her party created abuzz on social media.

Maryam Nawaz had shared the World Bank’s recent report on Pakistan’s faltering economy published in newspapers. Perhaps Maryam Nawaz only read the subject of the World Bank’s report, which read, ‘Pakistan’s budget has lost its credibility’, and overlooked the content of the story.

Maryam Nawaz was successful in deleting her tweet after four hours; however, the damage was already inflicted.

Maryam shared the report on her Twitter handle with a tweet in Urdu, “The real performance of incompetent and incapable [govt]”.

Assuming the story on the current government’s economic performance, neither she nor her party supporters bothered to read the content which reviewed the fiscal year 2015-16, and 2017-18, the years in which Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz held the government.

The report of the Washington-based global lender stated, “An objective assessment of Pakistan’s public finance management system and its budgets from the fiscal year 2015-16 to 2017-18.”

Her tweet triggered a torrent of reactions from the netizens, including a large number of PTI legislatures and supporters. The supporters of PML-N were upset by their leader’s gaffe.

Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf’s senator, Faisal Javed Khan, was quick to comment on her tweet and appreciated Maryam Nawaz for eventually speaking the truth to the public. Javed stated that Maryam Nawaz’s confession of truth has given credibility to PTI’s narrative that they were handed over a wrecked economy.

Read more: ‘Free Nawaz Sharif’: Maryam Nawaz’s black outfit speaks of her defiance

Maryam Nawaz was successful in deleting her tweet after four hours; however, the damage was already inflicted.

Social media Reactions

Senator Faisal poked fun at Maryam Nawaz for deleting the tweet, saying “No need to delete the tweet. You did the right thing and you should be proud of it for telling the truth. People loved it and praised you.”

The trend #NANIAMMAEXPOSESPMLN’ trended on top in the Twitter trends list.

The table seems to have turned for PTI, since their hardest critics, the legislatures of PMLN, slammed themselves for faltering economy. It seems that PTI will cash in with this opportunity to counter the dissension from their critics.

Maryam Nawaz’s Social Media Presence

Maryam Nawaz is an avid Twitter user and has a considerable Twitter following of five million-plus users. She keeps her followers updated even with her slightest moves through all her social media accounts.

Not only through her pressers, but Maryam Nawaz, who has now assumed the party leadership, attacks the current government with her aggressive tweets.

The party leadership uses the term ‘brave girl’ to refer to Maryam Nawaz and to propagate her narrative of being politically victimized by the power pillars in Pakistan.

She is vehemently spearheading the campaign on social media for the release of her jailed father, former premier Nawaz Sharif. From censuring the current government over the stagnation of the economy to posting tweets on Mian Nawaz Sharif’s deteriorating health, and interacting with her followers, Maryam Nawaz is throwing every effort to build up the momentum of her narrative of being unduly victimized by the state authorities among the public.

Recently, her image of wearing a black dress with a message ‘Free Nawaz Sharif’, on her appearance in the NAB court on forged documents case went viral on social media.

Interestingly, actress Veena Malik gave a stiff challenge to Maryam Nawaz for being addressed as a unarmed girl (nihatti larki) on social media.

Veena Malik, countered a torrent of abuse from Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s social media camp after she referred to Maryam Nawaz, daughter of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as a “grandmother” in a series of tweets.

Read more: Veena Malik targeted by PMLN for calling Maryam Nawaz a ‘grandmother’

PML-N leaders have often proclaimed Maryam Nawaz, the leading lady of PMLN as an ‘unarmed girl’ in various press talks and talk shows. The term ‘unarmed girl’ (Nihatti larki) was originated by poet Habib Jalib for former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was quite young with three kids when she assumed the leadership of PPP and became the first female Prime Minister of any Muslim majority country.

Now PMLN has borrowed (without asking) this term for their leader Maryam Nawaz. The party leadership uses the term ‘brave girl’ to refer to Maryam Nawaz and to propagate her narrative of being politically victimized by the power pillars in Pakistan. Veena Malik seems to have objected to this portrayal of Maryam Nawaz because the latter is 45 years of age.

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