Lahore has defeated the politics of conspirators and pawns, said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Saturday.
Speaking at a traders convention in Lahore, Maryam, who is leading her mother’s campaign for NA-120, said it was not an ordinary election but a question of Pakistan’s future.
The PML-N leader said that whenever Nawaz had come into power, he received a fledgling Pakistan, but by the time he left office, the country was in a better state, Express News reported.
“He has always been selected through a general vote, yet removed through fake cases,” she said referring to Nawaz who was ousted from the premiership thrice, most recently in July when the Supreme Court disqualified him for not declaring an unclaimed salary when he filed his 2013 nomination papers.
“Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan’s development are interlinked,” said Maryam. “He added 11,000 megawatts to the national grid. When he was disqualified, the stock market fell.”
She questioned as to why Nawaz was removed in such a haste when the general elections were due only next year, and added that despite that setback the party looked strong to win the 2018 polls.
“Opponents hide behind the judiciary and the Election Commission of Pakistan,” said Maryam. But I hope they come “on the ground” to face Nawaz Sharif in the elections, she remarked.
According to the former PM’s daughter, “people have come to understand the entire drama behind Panama [leaks] and iqama,” she added.