Maryam formally kicks off political career, accuses opponents of hiding behind institutions

SADIQABAD: While formally kicking off her political career in Kot Momin Saturday, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz s (PMLN) leader Maryam Nawaz accused political opponents of hiding behind state-institutions and the apex court. She stated that massive love for Nawaz Sharif has instilled fear in the political opponents.

Maryam obliquely took a jibe at Imran Khan while stating that he appeared on television on daily basis to utter lies.

“Mian saab (Nawaz Sharif) worked at a stretch to eliminate 20-hour long power cuts despite sit-ins and lock downs. He fulfilled promises made during electoral campaign (before 2013 polls),” she added.

Soliciting support from the masses for her father, Maryam Nawaz has deplored her father’s ouster, stating, Sharif was disqualified for merely possessing a foreign work-permit (Iqama).

Maryam said her father was punished for undertaking countrywide development projects and became a victim of political mudslinging. “Iqama is a visa,” she thundered in response to a question which she posed towards the public.

Denouncing the JIT Probe, Maryam said the probe was launched into Panama Papers Leaks which resulted in emergence of an Iqama (a work permit to immigrants in the Gulf countries).

Taking aim at her opponents, the former premier’s daughter said PTI Secretary General Jahangir Tareen was also disqualified by the court but was not nominated in a single reference. “Has NAB [National Accountability Bureau] filed a reference against him?” she asked.

Maryam reiterated that Sharif family gave accountability of three generations in Panama Papers case and demanded to bring dictator (Pervez Musharraf) who made joke out of Constitution back to country.

“Accountability of three generations was conducted against Sharif family,” she lamented while slamming the opponents for ‘hiding behind one institution or another’ to attack Sharif.

She dismissed rumours pertaining to National Reconciliation Ordinance and asserted that Nawaz Sharif is working to restore sacredness of vote.

Moreover, she reiterated that PML-N government ended terrorism in Pakistan and resolved energy crisis.

It was the first major public rally of ruling party after GT Road Rally following Sharif’s ouster by Supreme Court’s landmark July 28 verdict last year.