Sharif-Khosa family ‘patch-up’, Maryam denies media reports

Published: October 24, 2017
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Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa and Maryam Nawaz. PHOTO: FILE

Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa and Maryam Nawaz. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz, daughter and political heir apparent to deposed premier Nawaz Sharif has denied reports swirling around in the media that the ruling Sharif family is trying to woo back the estranged Khosa family.

Hours after reports of Maryam reaching out to PML-N Senator Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa flashed on the screens of some television channels, she took to the popular microblogging site Twitter to dismiss the “unfounded news”.

“Who is feeding such misleading news to media & why? Would request media houses to verify before airing unfounded news,” she tweeted.

The Khosa family also denied the media reports as “rumours”.

A close aide also confirmed that the Sharif family has not made any attempt to reach out to Khosa, the powerful politician from the impoverished DG Khan district of southern Punjab.

However, insiders in the Khosa family revealed that Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has recently asked Khosa if he was interested in meeting the PML-N leadership.

Last week, Khosa announced that he had accepted Asif Ali Zardari’s invitation to join the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), though he didn’t say he was jumping ship immediately.

 

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