LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Saturday said that she is in prison for being the daughter of a brave man.
The statement came in a special audio message by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter before going to Adiala Jail. “You all know that I left my mother in a critical condition. I went to London to meet her along with my father Nawaz Sharif,” she said adding “We found her unconscious and when I was returning back home, she opened her eyes and saw us but could not talk.”
Maryam Nawaz appealed to the nation to pray for her mother’s health. “I wish to hug her in healthy condition,” she said adding “They want to make me a weakness of my father (Nawaz Sharif) but luckily, now I am a source of strength.”
She told her voters in the audio message that to prepare for the July 25 general elections. “If I was not in prison, I would fight this historical democratic battle with you on the streets,” she said adding “I am still with my people despite being a prisoner.”
Maryam said that she was contesting election from a single constituency but now she is contesting for all the 272 constituencies. “My sisters and daughters, it’s time for you to come out and participate in the election process and spread the message of the sanctity of the vote,” she added.
She asked her voters to support democratic and constitutional Pakistan. “Support your leader Nawaz Sharif and your daughter. Victory for PML-N is a victory for democracy and a victory for Pakistan,” she said.