LAHORE: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on
Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill has vowed to defend the policies of
its government and its initiatives without fearing anyone and caring about
In a statement in reaction to the incident of throwing of an egg and ink on
him allegedly by the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) supporters at the
Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday, he gave a message to Maryam Nawaz that if
such an act was repeated, he would do a press conference in front of her
house the next time.
“I was pelted with eggs and black ink. It was the color of the PML-N’s black
deeds. They have now resorted to hooliganism,” Gill said while talking to
the media at the LHC.
He said that he was a follower of Prime Minister Imran Khan and he would not
step back, rather he would move forward in reaction to the acts of the
The Special Assistant to PM said that he was standing firm on his position
despite the incident of egg and ink throwing and he would intensify his
action “as you had provided me with a reason to fight with your
hooliganism”.Gill said that he appeared before the court on being summoned and he did not
make any excuses like the PML-N leaders despite being a spokesperson for the
He said that he was aware of their plan for today, but he reached the court
to face any gundagardi. He said that he did not have any complaint of lack
of security by police.
The police did their job. But the PML-N was a party of such people who had
killed a pregnant woman in Model Town, and whatever happened to him was
insignificant compared to that incident, he added.
Shahbaz Gilla said that the PML-N should remember that the PTI leaders and
workers would not react in their (PML-N) style as they were followers of
Prime Minister Imran Khan. “We will impart moral training to the PML-N
workers if they abuse or torture us, besides taking steps in accordance with
the law”, he added.
“We respected the judiciary in the past and would continue respecting it in
future as well. I would appear before the court on being summoned every
time, and would not make any lame excuses,” he added.
He said that the PTI had an edge of 20 votes in the Senate election between
Hafeez Sheikh and Yusuf Raza Gilani, but despite that, the opposition people
claimed that the MNAs acted on the call of their conscience and gave votes
They claimed that that the PML-N ticket worked in the election and Gilani
won the Senate seat, he said. The special assistant questioned why the same
PML-N ticket did not work in the election of Gilani for the chairman Senate
slot, and added sarcastically that the PML-N ticket worked again and eight
of their votes were rejected in the election.
While referring to a whatsapp call, the SAPM said now the opposition parties
were fighting with each other and it was being claimed that the PML-N did
not vote for the PPP candidate. He said that the opposition had gathered to
save their theft; otherwise, they did not have any common grounds.
He claimed that the opposition would fight with each other in the coming
days as Prime Minister Imran Khan had buried their politics with the defeat
of Yusuf Raza Gilani in the Senate elections.
Gill claimed that Maryam Nawaz instigated the party workers for revenge and
the present attack was made on him on her behest. However, he asked the PTI
workers and supporters to observe restraint if they encounter any PML-N
leader appearing in the courts or elsewhere as they were supporters of Imran
He said that PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif abused the country. “It was started
by him (Nawaz) and now people like Javed Latif were giving statements
against the country,” he said while criticising Javed Latif over his
Gill said that he wanted to make it clear that Pakistan was not their
property, as his forefathers migrated and sacrificed their lives for it.
“Whether you raised a slogan in favour of Pakistan or not, every drop of our
blood would raise a slogan in favour of Pakistan,” he added.
He said that the PML-N voters would also be ready to sacrifice their lives
for Pakistan, adding that Pakistan would not be affected with anti-country
statements of a few cheap people.
The SAPM advised the PML-N to do politics of decency, and added
sarcastically that they did not know the alphabet of politics as they had
been planted by the powers-that-be.
He said that he had been advised to get the case transferred to Rawalpindi,
but he would not do so, as he had trust in the courts and challenged that he
would appear despite hooliganism by the PML-N.
While replying to a question about the incident of hurling a shoe on Ahsan
Iqbal, he said that everyone knew that the PTI workers were gathering in
Islamabad at D-Chowk, then why the PML-N went to the same spot. He said that
his situation and the Islamabad incident should not be compared as he did
not come to any gathering of the PML-N today.
He said that he had condemned the incident of show throwing on Ahsan Iqbal
and his statement was also broadcast on television. He said that he
condemned the incident even today and urged workers to abstain from throwing
ink on any PML-N leader. He said that the PML-N was showing their real face
and “we will show our training”.
To another question, he said that Nawaz Sharif would meet his destiny now as
he had become Altaf Hussain-2 by speaking against the country.
Gill claimed that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam politics had ended in Pakistan and
it was a message to workers of the PML-N to select right track and stand
with the person who follow narrative of the country.
He would not nominate Maryam in the FIR over today’s incident, while
replying to a question.
Earlier, the SAPM appeared before Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmad Khan in
connection with a petition, challenging a criminal case, registered by
Islampura police on his complaint.
The court observed that the SAPM was not required to appear on the next date
of hearing, March 30, and he could file his reply to the petition through
Tahir Mobeen and others had filed the petition, wherein it was alleged that
the SAPM got the case registered against them with mala fide intention.
The police registered the FIR on Jan 13, 2021 against the petitioners under
sections 419, 420, 468 and 471 of Pakistan Penal Code on a complaint by the
The petitioner had also launched a defamation suit against the SAPM and it
was pending before a sessions court.
Some supporters of the PML-N threw eggs and ink at the SAPM here on Monday
at the LHC premises, ahead of his appearance in the court.
Later, the police arrested them from the scene.