LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, said on Thursday that the masses would give their verdict about who was qualified and who was not.
Addressing PML-N’s women workers convention, Maryam Nawaz said that she had suffered a lot on account of being the daughter of Nawaz Sharif.
“My name was unfairly taken in the Dawn Leaks scandal,” she said. “I had to suffer since I was the daughter of Nawaz Sharif and I stood by my prime minister,” she added.
Maryam said that people were asking why was development and progress in the country halted due to Nawaz’s disqualification.
“When the dharna didn’t work and Panama also failed, then they brought forth the Iqama,” she said.
Maryam Nawaz lamented during her speech that former president of Pakistan Gen. (r) Pervez Musharraf, who had attacked the parliament and judiciary, was declared honest.
“The Musharraf who destroyed the very foundations of rule of law in Pakistan was declared innocent,” she said.
Maryam stated that now she had brought the case of Nawaz Sharif to the people of Pakistan. She urged the people to vote for PML-N in the upcoming by-election on September 12 in order to protect the sanctity of the vote and right the wrong that had been done to Nawaz.
“Do you accept the disqualification verdict that was given to Nawaz Sharif?” she asked the crowd, who responded in the negative. “Then I want you to vote for your vote on September 17 and play your role in upholding its sanctity,” she added.
Maryam told her crowd of supporters that there was a fine line between the two parties come election day. She said that on one side of the line stood Nawaz Sharif, who was a symbol of progress, development and democracy.
“On the other side of the line stand those who weakened the power of the vote,” she said.
Maryam told the crowd to show the opposing candidate come September 17 that those who would abuse Lahore and refer to the Metro Bus as a Jangla bus will never secure votes.
Story first published: 31st August 2017