GUJRANWALA: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former premier Nawaz Sharif, said that prisons would run out of space but the resolve of Nawaz Sharif’s loyal followers would not diminish.
She was referring to Supreme Court’s verdict against Senator Nehal Hashmi, who was sentenced to one year in jail and a fine of Rs50, 000.
The PML-N leader was also barred from holding public office for a period of five years.
Speaking at PML-N’s Social Media Convention in Gujranwala on Friday, Maryam said she too was disturbed over the speech of Nehal Hashmi. But she questioned the motive behind contempt of court notices issued to other PML-N leaders recently.
“We accept there is punishment for disrespecting courts, but is there any punishment for bringing the Parliament into ridicule,” she questioned.
Recalling that Pervez Musharraf had deposed the then chief justice by force, she said that no court could punish the former dictator for his acts. She said that the courts cannot find a witness against the former prime minister.
Lauding the spirit of people of Gujranwala, Maryam said it was them who chased out the ones who intended to carry out a sit-in there in 2014.
She added that to this day the opponents of Nawaz hide their faces while passing through Gujranwala.
Speaking about the Senate elections, scheduled for March 3, Maryam said the opponents had thought the polls would not take place. But, she added, now that the date for Senate elections is nearing opponents were getting more anxious. – SAMAA
Story first published: 2nd February 2018