–Firdous says govt had nothing to do with Maryam Nawaz’s arrest
LAHORE: Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Thursday said that Pakistan is preparing to call an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over India’s illegal revoking of Article 370, thus withdrawing Kashmir’s special status.
While speaking to veteran journalist and Pakistan Today Editor Arif Nizami on Channel 92’s programme ‘Ho Kya Raha Hai’, the envoy said that India rejected US President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation in Kashmir dispute and took an illegal step, thus insulting many international laws.
She said that she held important meetings with the UN leadership over the issue and is preparing to move the case before the world body in UNSC session. The envoy further said that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi would also be flying to China to highlight India’s atrocities in front of the Chinese leadership.
Earlier in the programme, Arif Nizami brought up Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s arrest for discussion. He said that the arrest came at a time when there are hostilities between the opposition and the government.
Talking about Maryam’s arrest, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the government had nothing to do with the arrest because the institutions are autonomous. “Those who were involved in corrupt practices must be held accountable now,” she added.
Talking about Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s aggressive speech in the parliament on Thursday, she said that Bilawal had not been this furious when his father was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Moreover, she said, Bilawal must know value the decorum of the parliament.