ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz could very well be the reason Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from the post of prime minister by the apex court on Friday.
According to sources, in an alleged attempt to rescue Maryam Nawaz from the Panama Papers scandal, some documents were prepared which were rejected by the apex court.
Things did not go to plan and in the end, Maryam was declared to be the owner of the London flats. It must be borne in mind that Maryam was also blamed by certain politicians for the strain in civil-military ties that occurred as a result of the Dawn Leaks saga.
However, it is pertinent to mention here that the JIT had cleared her name with regard to Dawngate scandal. Reportedly, PML-N’s media cell which operated under Maryam Nawaz, strained ties between the army chief and Nawaz Sharif to the extent that at one point in time, the two met after a gap of 34 days.
Sources claim that it was also Maryam Nawaz who had a hand in shunning Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan from important meetings of the party’s senior leadership. This in turn, initiated a cold war between Sharif and Chaudhry Nisar.
Story first published: 28th July 2017