Deposed PM asks Maryam not to accompany him on GT Road rally

Published: August 9, 2017
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PHOTO COURTESY: Twitter/@MaryamNSharif

PHOTO COURTESY: Twitter/@MaryamNSharif

With deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif all set to kick off his journey to Lahore via GT Road, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who was earlier supposed to accompany her father, was forced to leave Islamabad for Lahore a day before the rally due to security concerns.

Unable to accompany her father to Lahore during his ‘homegoing’ rally, Maryam took to Twitter, praying for her father’s safety and security.

“Abu [Nawaz Sharif] seeing us off as we leave for Lahore…. Entrusted my beloved to Allah… May Allah protection him from all evils,” Maryam tweeted on Tuesday as the former premier defied potential security threats and decided to use GT Road instead of M-2 Motorway to reach Lahore.

This is the first time Sharif, disqualified on July 28 by the SC for concealing assets, is leading a rally of this magnitude. Thousands of loyalists are expected to join the PML-N leader.

Respecting her father’s decision of not taking her along, Maryam said she wanted to join him but he refused. “His [Nawaz’s] word is the last for me.”

Sharif will embark on the Lahore journey in a bulletproof vehicle and is also scheduled to address his supporters in different cities en route. According to sources at the interior ministry, however, the ousted premier will only be allowed to leave his vehicle after security clearance.

Besides snipers on rooftops along the rally’s route, Section 144 will also be imposed to avoid any untoward incident.

Further, in an advisory, the owners of restaurants and hotels on the rally’s route have been asked to keep their businesses closed.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Dr Khan
    Aug 9, 2017 - 3:05AM

    Hope everything goes peaceful. PTI leaders like Shah Mehmood Qureshi have been inciting violence and are preparing PAT workers to confront PMLN rally and physically stop them from coming to Lahore. What a bunch of immature leaders PTI is composed of.Recommend

  • Asad Malik
    Aug 9, 2017 - 3:49AM

    If he wanted to ‘defy’ the security threats he wouldn’t be hiding behind half the police force of PunjabRecommend

  • Pakistani
    Aug 9, 2017 - 10:05AM

    Drama Queen.Recommend

  • Demril Shaikh
    Aug 9, 2017 - 11:14AM

    @Dr Khan: Abey NOOOONIYERecommend

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