According to top anchor Imran Riaz Khan, Maryam Nawaz reportedly tried to send “expensive gifts” to top foreign politicians. The list of politicians also includes former US President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and the current Ambassador of Israel to the United Kingdom.
Imran Riaz Khan, a current affairs host at GNN, revealed the news on his official Twitter account. He accused Maryam Nawaz of trying to send expensive gifts to Priti Patel, Theresa May, Ivanka Trump, and Tzipi Hotovely. He also said there was no response from the political leaders.
“It is reported that Maryam Nawaz tried to send expensive gifts to Priti Patel, Teresa May (former UM PM), Ivanka Trump, and Tzipi Hotovely, but nothing achieved,” he tweeted.
It is reported that Maryam Nawaz tried to send expensive gifts to Priti Patel, Teresa May (former UK PM), Ivanka Trump and Tzipi Hotovely, but nothing achieved.
— Imran Khan (@ImranRiazKhan) August 6, 2021
Imran Riaz Khan, however, did not provide more information on the subject.
Who are the people Maryam Nawaz allegedly chose?
It is important to note that Theresa May, Priti Patel, and Tzipi Hotovely have close links to the UK.
Theresa May served as the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2016 to 2019. She was also Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016 in the Cameron government.
Priti Sushil Patel is a British politician serving as the current Home Secretary since 2019. She previously served as Secretary of State for International Development from 2016 to 2017.
On the other hand, Tzipi Hotovely is an Israeli diplomat and former politician who serves as the current Ambassador of Israel to the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump worked as a senior advisor to Donald Trump during his time as US President.
In 2017, British media conglomerate BBC added both Maryam Nawaz and Ivanka Trump its list of Presidential Daughters around the world.
Twitter reaction to the accusation
Imran Riaz Khan’s accusation against Maryam Nawaz sparked a debate on Twitter. Some Twitteratis bashed Maryam Nawaz for allegedly “bribing” the foreign leaders. They accused her of looting the public’s money and spending it on expensive gifts to establish ties with foreign countries for her own personal gain.
مگر افسوس کی بات یہ ہے کہ اپنے فائدے اور ذاتی تعلقات بنانے کیلئے خریدے گئے مہنگے ترین تحفے بھی پاکستانی عوام سے لوٹے گئے پیسوں سے خریدے ہوں گے، کیونکہ مریم کی تو نہ پاکستان میں اور نہ لندن میں کوئی پراپرٹی ہے جس سے کچھ خرچہ نکال سکے، اور اس کا شوہر تو کئی برسوں سے بے روزگار ہے۔۔!
— Absar A. Shahzad (@absaraks) August 6, 2021
This is not the first time Maryam Nawaz has been accused of corruption. In 2019, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Maryam Nawaz for failing to appear in sugar mills and money laundering cases.
As per reports, Maryam Nawaz did not provide the required details of foreign investment in sugar mills. She also failed to satisfy the bureau regarding the source of income for purchasing the shares.
While social media users reacted angrily to Maryam Nawaz allegedly sending gifts to Ivanka Trump and all, Maryam Nawaz’s supporters rushed to her defense and called out Imran Riaz Khan for leveling accusations without citing any credible sources. Another Twitterati accused Imran Riaz Khan of spreading fake news.
This account @ImranRiazKhan
has been spreading #FakeNews not just about prominent political figures of Pakistan but also maligning other world leaders and their family members. Please look into it in pursuit of your policy to discourage #FakeNews on this platform.
— Haroon naeem 🗨 (@HAROON_NAEEM_) August 6, 2021