Maryam hits out at skeptics after Nawaz’s re-election as PML-N president

Maryam Nawaz

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) head and her father Nawaz Sharif continues to dominate Pakistani politics.

In a series of tweets, she criticised her political opponents and said: “[It] shows how frustrated they are that no amount of plotting & scheming against MNS has worked. He continues to dominate Pakistani politics.”

Reacting to opponents’ criticism of the Elections Bill 2017, which paved way for Nawaz to regain the chairmanship of the party, she remarked that people worried about Nawaz becoming the head of the party have no relation to PML-N.

Maryam said “it has been proven today that the party is standing with Nawaz. Those opposing Nawaz are helpless against his supporters.”

She also said that a democratic constitution was turned into a dictatorial constitution just to remove Nawaz.

“Those bothered about PML-N’s internal politics should focus on their own parties,” she said, adding that their political opponents should work on making their party that of the people.

Referring to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan disqualification case in the Supreme Court, she asked, “If it is not a crime to not declare 6.5 per cent of the money trail, then why wasn’t an average taken out of the AED10,000, which were not shown as part of Nawaz Sharif’s assets?”

Earlier in the day, the PML-N re-elected former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the party’s president for a period of four years.

The formal announcement was made at the party’s general council meeting at Convention Centre, Islamabad by the PML-N’s Chief Election Commissioner Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal.

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