Opposition parties in Pakistan have sharpened their attack on Imran Khan, stating the Prime Minister has increased the country's debt without installing a brick in the way of development

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and vice-president of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) has strongly criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan, describing him as a "fake, incompetent Prime Minister".

Addressing a rally at Seraiki Chowk in Bahawalpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Sunday, she said support received by her party from the people of the area made it clear that "the government's days in power are numbered.” She stressed: "I wonder what would happen if I were to redirect this storm, this sea (of supporters) to Islamabad."

The PML-N leader expressed serious concern over the recent hike of 25 percent in electricity prices as recommended by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She said, “I feel your pain. Will the people of Bahawalpur make ends meet to feed their families, to pay their children's fees, to pay utilities or pay for the treatment of the elderly at home?”

Maryam accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of increasing the country's debt “without installing a brick in the way of development.” She told the rally: "This is why I want us to send this fake, incompetent prime minister packing who, after two-and-a-half years has thrown his hands in the air to declare he does not know how to run the country's affairs."

Commenting on killings of coal miners in Balochistan on Sunday, Maryam said that the Imran administration was not at all concerned about this issue. At least 11 coal miners were killed in the Mach area of Balochistan on Sunday after armed militants abducted them and took them to a nearby area before opening fire at them from a close range.

The PML-N vice-president also blasted Imran's sister Aleema for laundering money. She said the Pakistan PM is encouraging corrupt people by saving them from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and also by allowing them to leave the country.

She, meanwhile, thanked people of Punjab province for supporting the Pakistan Democratic Movement during a rally in Lahore on December 28, saying: “Not only has Punjab risen, it is ready to take back the rights it has been robbed off. And when Punjab stands up, whose legs start shaking?" "The selectors and the selected can see that the people of Punjab have now stood up." she added.

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-led by PML-N, PPP and others have been holding anti-government rallies in different parts of the country to stage protests against rigging polls, corruption and dominance of the Army in politics.