‘Evil Mind At Work’: Maryam Nawaz Has Written No Letter Asking For US Help
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz has rejected that a letter circulating on social media, seeking the United States’ help over Nawaz Sharif’s health, is written by her.
The letter carrying Maryam Nawaz’s name and signature states that her father and former prime minister is suffering from severe coronary illness but he is deprived of required medical care.
The letter has further asked the US to intervene in the matter “in the interest of justice and human rights”.
The letter also states that “it is as a friend of the US that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeks support of the government and people of the United States”.
However, Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter and raised questions about the authenticity of the letter.
She said: “Attached is a fake letter circulating with my name & signatures. Some evil mind at work!”
Attached is a fake letter circulating with my name & signatures. Some evil mind at work! pic.twitter.com/ygLLUJZfKG
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) March 17, 2019
This is not the first time a forged letter associated with a politician surfaced. In 1990s, a forged letter carrying Pakistan People’s Party leader Benazir Bhutto name and signature also emerged. The letter sought US help in engaging Pakistani soldiers on borders with India so that they don’t “impede Benazir’s way”.
The forged letter also stated that “as long as I was in the government I kept a check on the nuclear device but now I don’t know the plans of government”.
The letter went on to say: “I have already communicated to various friends in the Congress and especially Stephen Solaran to use their good office with President Bush so as to put maximum pressure on President Ishaq and the army in Pakistan that they do not disqualify me from the elections as it will be unjust and negation of all democratic principles for which we have struggled.
It would be more appropriate if military, as well as economic assistance to Pakistan, is stopped and all the international agencies like World Bank, IMF are told to squeeze the Government of Pakistan and if possible all supply to Pakistan should be disrupted so that normal life in Pakistan comes to stand still.”