Lahore (August 31, 2017): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, said that she has paid the heavy price for supporting her father through thick and thin.
Addressing to women workers convention in NA-120 constituency the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz thanked the people for their love for her, her mother and father.
“We have faced lot of conspiracies and allegations during tenure of last four and half years but never bow down against conspirators just with the help of your love,” she said amid slogans in her and Nawaz Sharif favour–Wazir-e-Azam, Nawaz Sharif.
“Four and half years ago, when I was campaigning for my father, I witnessed darkness in almost each and every street but today each house is enlighten and load shedding has become very low,” she said.
Lashing out opponents and July 28 verdict she said when corruption was not proved against Nawaz Sharif the accusation of Iqama used for disqualification.“Now on September 17 people will decide Nawaz Sharif fate and then everyone should have to accept the public decision.
“The person who attacked the parliament, judiciary and mounted on mountains is hurling allegation on the person who removed darkness and spread the network of development work in the country.
She thanked the July 28 judgment of SC and said, “Look Nawaz Sharif is everywhere, every worker is Nawaz Sharif.”During her speech people shouted the slogans—Go Imran Go— and Wazir-e-Azam Nawaz Sharif.
“I have suffered many conspiracies but I never let anything to harm my leader’s reputation,” she remarked.
People who are now opposing us were quite when the country was progressing. “Where were they when roads were being built? Where were they when motorways were being built? Where were they during CPEC,” she asked.
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“Your leader was treated unjustly. It is up to you to do justice now,” she said, asking the voters to show up in numbers and vote for PML-N candidate on September 17. “We don’t want the iqama or Panama kind of [biased] justice,” she remarked.
“On September 17, we will give an answer to all the injustices against us. After the by-poll, the politics of puppets will cease to exist.”
My father served people in the last four-and-a-half years and this is why people have showered him with so much love, she said. “Thanks to disqualification, now wherever you look you will only see Nawaz Sharif.”
She added, “Nawaz Sharif’s future will no longer be decided by the court but the nation.”
“You must respect your vote. Promise me the lion will roar the streets of Lahore on September 17,” she added.
“Thankful for all the love given to my father and my mother by you all,” she told all her party supporters at the start of her address.
Referring to PTI and PPP supporters, she said that they will kick out the khilaris (sportsmen) and madaris (circus performers) from the constituency. Without naming PTI, she said that the party was criticizing major development projects in Lahore while shamelessly asking for votes from the same citizens of Lahore who were benefiting from these projects.
Maryam is handling the NA-120 campaign while her mother and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate for the by-poll, Kulsoom Nawaz, undergoes treatment for lymphoma in London.
By-election on the seat left vacant after Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28, will be held on September 17.
A total of 44 candidates will contest the NA-120 by-poll.
The Election Commission of Pakistan will establish 220 polling stations and 573 polling booths where the constituency’s 321,786 registered voters can cast their vote.
On Tuesday, Maryam had visited the constituency and addressed a gathering of party workers after inaugurating PML-N’s office in NA-120.
Maryam Nawaz had said that her father is both sadiq and ameen (truthful and honest). She had also questioned if the voters were willing to accept the Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify her father, in response to which the audience chanted in negation.
The former premier’s daughter said her father remained quiet for four years but [political rivals] are uncomfortable now that he is speaking up for himself.
“Promise that you will vote for my mother, your mother…Kulsoom Nawaz,” she said, expressing her confidence that the ‘lions of Lahore’ will come out to ‘roar’ in support of PML-N in the upcoming NA-120 by-polls.