Following Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar’s suspension from the party by party president Nawaz Sharif on allegations of forming his own group in the party, Maryam Nawaz defended her father’s decision on Twitter.
Maryam Nawaz, who is also Captain Safdar’s wife, tweeted on the micro-blogging site that she was glad her father preferred justice and equality over family relations.
She said this negated the notion that PML-N is a family party, adding that no one is above the law and the party stands for the rule of law, justice and fairness.
I am glad that my father preferred justice & equity over familial relations. This is an unexampled step which negated the notion that PMLN is a family party or patronises favouritism. No one is above law. Justice & fairness must prevail. PMLN stands for rule of law.
Earlier on Saturday, facing threats of mass resignations from workers, Nawaz had issued a directive suspending the basic membership of Captain (retd) Safdar, who is the chief organiser of the party’s youth wing.
Maryam also spoke on behalf of her husband, tweeting that he had taken the action positively and vowed to abide by party rules and regulations, adding that the Sharifs keep politics and family matters separate.
I am also glad that Safdar has taken it positively and vows to abide by party rules and regulations. Thankfully, we as a family keep politics & family matters separate.
Reiterating on how proud she was of her father’s stance on the issue, Maryam said that there was no discrimination in the party when it came to taking action on disciplinary matters, including her own daughter.
Theres no discrimination when it comes 2 discipline, be it Nawaz Sharifs own daughter. Am proud of u father.