Various ministers of the government criticised PML-N MNA Javed Latif for his 'Pakistan Khappay' remarks, accusing him of issuing an anti-Pakistan statement.
A day earlier, Latif had said during a current affairs show on a private TV channel that if anything happened to PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz, the PML-N will not say "Pakistan Khappay".
Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill said Latif's statement had made it clear that money was dearer to the PML-N than anything else.
He said that those who talk against the solidarity of the country would meet the same fate that MQM founder Altaf Hussain had met, adding that they should apologise for the remarks.
SAPM to the Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan lashed out at the statement, saying it is "the height of madness and shamelessness".
"For this [statement] they deserve punishment, not forgiveness," she tweeted.
"This Maryam Safdar sycophant Javed Latif has the audacity to threaten to break up Pakistan. Any fool who places loyalty to leader above loyalty to the country is a disgrace & should be dealt with accordingly," tweeted federal minister Ali Zaidi.
پاکستان کا حامی و وفادار ہونے کا حلف اٹھانے والے MNAجاوید لطیف کی جانب سے جھوٹی راجکماری اور کرپٹ ظل سبحانی کے پروپیگنڈہ پر اندھا دھند وطن مخالف بیان بےشرمی اور پاگل پن کی انتہا ہے! جس پر یہ معافی نہیں سزا کے مستحق ہیں۔ عقل سے عاری درباری اس حد تک نہ گریں کہ واپسی کا راستہ نہ رہے— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) March 13, 2021