PML-N senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz will return to Pakistan on January 28 to formally kick-start the election drive, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Sunday.
Sanaullah, who is in London on a private visit, told the media that the newly-appointed chief organiser would depart from London on January 27 and land at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on January 28 (Saturday) at 5pm.
مریم نواز 28 جنوری ہفتہ کے روز شام پانچ بجے لاہور ایئرپورٹ پہنچیں گی ان شا اللہ #MaryamNawaz pic.twitter.com/QUgPjoNgHz— Raza Butt 🎙️ (@SocialDigitally) January 21, 2023
Maryam left for London in October last year to be with her father, who left the country in 2019 on the pretext of medical treatment and has been living in the United Kingdom ever since.
During her time abroad, Maryam also went to Geneva for throat surgery.
On Friday, the interior minister after a meeting with Nawaz and Maryam in London reportedly said that she would be returning to Pakistan next week, but added that the election campaign for the party would be led by both father and daughter.
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Regarding his visit to London, he said that was seeking guidance from the party supremo regarding matters in Punjab. He also said that he was the provincial president of the party where preparations for elections have informally begun.
He declared that the party stands united behind Nawaz.
To a question regarding Maryam becoming the first woman chief minister of Punjab, he said that she could certainly do so. He also emphasised that for the party’s victory it was important for Nawaz to return to the country.
Party leaders in Pakistan said Maryam’s return would mark the start of the election drive in Punjab.
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