Maryam Nawaz proud of father's decision to suspend husband Capt Safdar

Published: July 29, 2012
Maryam Nawaz tweeted on Sunday about her husband, Capt Safdar's suspension from the party. PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ

Maryam Nawaz tweeted on Sunday about her husband, Capt Safdar's suspension from the party. PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ

Following Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar’s suspension from the party by party president Nawaz Sharif on allegations of forming his own group in the party, Maryam Nawaz defended her father’s decision on Twitter.

Maryam Nawaz, who is also Captain Safdar’s wife, tweeted on the micro-blogging site that she was glad her father preferred justice and equality over family relations.

She said this negated the notion that PML-N is a family party, adding that no one is above the law and the party stands for the rule of law, justice and fairness.

I am glad that my father preferred justice & equity over familial relations. This is an unexampled step which negated the notion that PMLN is a family party or patronises favouritism. No one is above law. Justice & fairness must prevail. PMLN stands for rule of law.

Earlier on Saturday, facing threats of mass resignations from workers, Nawaz had issued a directive suspending the basic membership of Captain (retd) Safdar, who is the chief organiser of the party’s youth wing.

Maryam also spoke on behalf of her husband, tweeting that he had taken the action positively and vowed to abide by party rules and regulations, adding that the Sharifs keep politics and family matters separate.

I am also glad that Safdar has taken it positively and vows to abide by party rules and regulations. Thankfully, we as a family keep politics & family matters separate.

Reiterating on how proud she was of her father’s stance on the issue, Maryam said that there was no discrimination in the party when it came to taking action on disciplinary matters, including her own daughter.

 Theres no discrimination when it comes 2 discipline, be it Nawaz Sharifs own daughter. Am proud of u father.

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Reader Comments (80)

  • Umer
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:19PM

    Obviously marriage is on the rocks.


  • Zaikam
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:19PM

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. And how do you justify your position in the party Mrs. Nawaz? You’ll get top spot just because you are daughter of Mr. NS and Ishaq Dar, Nisar Ali Khan, Zafar ul Haq, Ahsan Iqbal and all others will keep rotting as your humble servants in times to come. Go fool somebody esle. We all saw your stunt on that Malik Riaz show.


  • a&a
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:19PM

    Ha! Ha!! Ha!!!
    CHEAP DRAMA . . . ????


  • KiJ
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:20PM

    now it’s time for political mileage!!!!


  • sam
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:20PM

    It was the battle big fishes, there is no matter of public interest, don’t make scores.


  • scholar
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:26PM

    One party member (daughter) is proud of party chief (father) decision against youth wing president (husband). How about actions against other party relatives, sorry members.


  • entropy
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:31PM

    maryam nawaz

    She said this negated the notion that
    PML-N is a family party

    If you want to negate that notion then persuade daddy-ji to resign as the head of the national party after removing chacha-ji as the leader of the party in Punjab. We’re not expecting that day anytime soon.


  • Saad
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:33PM

    I guess its all pre-planned. Captain (r) Safdar purposely did what he was told by the big bosses so that he can be suspended just to show PML(N) is not a family party and rules are rules. bla bla


  • malik
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:38PM

    The same law which made son-in-law (48+) the president of PML-N youth wing


  • Bilal
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:40PM

    sher aaya sher aaya
    stop crying over “what will be”
    appreciate what is


  • Blithe
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:41PM

    At least Nawaz Sharif acknowledges his daughter .
    Unfortunately , same cannot be said for IK who disowned his daughter .


  • Shayan
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:43PM

    Her husband justifies persecution of minority communities and hails murderers, terrorists and criminals as heroes!Recommend

  • syed rizvi
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:44PM

    I am just wondering why has she changed her surname from Maryum Nawaz to Maryum Safdar as is common in Pakistan…. Is captain Safdar paying the price for his marriage with someone who is way above her financial position ?


  • Masood Khan
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:46PM

    She may be right it’s not a family party but a single-man’ party!


  • Syed Shah
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:46PM

    What happened to Nawaz Sharif asphixation with Musharraf? When I dont see a news in which Nawaz and co. do not mention Musharraf surprises me. In any case this is all a drama to drum up support. They are using media as a tool.


  • Ali q
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:46PM

    Of course, PMLN is not a family party. It really becomes evident Maryam Nawaz says things like (i paraphrase): “my father, the president of the party, suspended the leader of the youth wing of the party, who just happens to be my husband. How do I feel as a conflicted daughter and wife? Let me spin it this way: my father is great for taking this bold decision, my husband is great for humbly accepting. We are just a great family…I mean party”


  • asad
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:52PM

    is she proud of safdar..???


  • aleena
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:53PM

    i guess a bad idea on the whole. because people of pakistan are now more than aware of the political scenerio and political gain and loss that to entangle them in such kind of dramas is something from which pml n can gain nothing but can only make its fun by its own........

  • Paindoon
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:57PM

    And never ending dramas continue…..
    Nawaz Shareef all over Lahore City District Govt. Ads with



  • Gul Khan Momand
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:59PM

    Nothing is going to change as long as Mr. Nawaz is heading the party…Ms. Maryam should be really proud when Nawaz Sahrif steps down from the top position of the Party and only then we, public, will start trusting PML-N.


  • affan dawood
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:05PM

    yeah she is right , the same justice and equality made a 48 year old President Youth wing . .


  • Khan
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:05PM

    Disciplinary action against Capt Safdar has clearly demonstrated that PML-N is a democratic party, where no one is above party discipline ..


  • Janjan
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:06PM

    Weldone, nawaz sharif, pak again needs n waiting thriving progress n ur leadership…Son n law ws given da lesson,.. We need 2see son n law of Bhutto family, wt he hs been doing? Dats the difference. He hs nt been gvn lesson nd he hs destroyed fully Pakistan..Recommend

  • umer
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:07PM

    Great move by PML-N..
    we r proud of u Mian Sahab :)


  • Tsunami
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:13PM

    Please tell daddy to also pursue cases against him in the courts and clear his name. Also ask uncle Shahbaz to take to trial people responsible for fake medicines.

    These for starters, but atleast she maybe able to speak of justice with her head a bit high.Recommend

  • Sajjad
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:14PM

    Well done.This action will prevent PML.N from fragmenting. .


  • Z.Baloch
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:14PM

    This family politics is a black spot on the face of our country.


  • Tsunami
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:14PM

    And then people would say .. tribune is not a biased paper.

    Is this a homepage news by any means?


  • Z.Baloch
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:20PM

    Family politics is a black spot on the face of our country …. !Recommend

  • wsd
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:22PM

    Laptops are distributed by Hamza Shahbaz and Mariam Mariam Nawaz. Improtant portfolios are held by the close relatives. Now in the face of mass resignation threats if Capt Safdar is removed then it is being portrayed as democracy within the party!!!!!!!.
    May I ask who will be next CM Punjab in case PML N wins the elections a close relative or someone else????


  • Akif Khan
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:25PM

    Noora league is known for topi drama – Bibi time has passed of these hollow statements


  • Irshad Khan
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:36PM

    Just to divert attention and to hide the facts.


  • Tamoor
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:39PM

    Perhaps the dumbest tweet ever!!


  • Azizi
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:39PM

    “She said this negated the notion that PML-N is a family party”

    Coming from the Daughter of the Chief of PML-N; her husband was the leader of their Youth Wing while her uncle is the Chief Minister. Her grandfather (another politician) just happened to have Muhammad Tarar installed as the country’s President while Sharif was PM. I am sorry but if this is not a family party then is PTI a family party? PPP and PML-N are both hurdles for democracy, the sooner our population realizes it the better for them!


  • Ali (Texas)
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:41PM

    very funny !
    soon we will hear that her husband divorced her !!!!…but hey, thats a family problem :)
    the gang of Cheaters is Growing !


  • FAN
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:50PM

    proud of the father on the insult of her husband . .???


  • Bilal
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:53PM

    Appreciated…good step by NS


  • Pakistani
    Jul 29, 2012 - 9:57PM

    lol @ PTI Trolls…..


  • aleena
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:03PM

    absurd techniques but people are no more fools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Adnan
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:04PM

    Must have been a husband and wife tiff so she told Daddy to suspend him!


  • Blithe
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:05PM

    Will IK’s also make it into politics ???

    Oops I forget , she was disowned …


  • Jul 29, 2012 - 10:09PM

    Seems marriage is on rocks!


  • Umer Rasheed
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:09PM

    Publicity stunt to portray that PMLN is not a family party. Nice drama. PMLN’s hypocritical tactics are commendable. They play it as well as PPP playes the sympathy card.


  • Jul 29, 2012 - 10:14PM

    Interesting dramabazi! More like desperation to remain relevant….


  • ismail
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:14PM

    typical noon league response…low


  • haroon ali
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:19PM

    How come Capt. Safdar was the President of Youth Wing, Shahbaz Chief minister, Nawaz President of party, Hamza Shahbaz also an important figure in the party and the Party’s name is ‘PML (Nawaz Sharif)’. What democracy is that?


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:35PM

    Yes, PML(N) is a family party. The sons, daughters and other family members of its leaders and ordinary memers live like a big family. Any Objection?
    If your family members don’t trust you and don’t join your party then change your attitude and fix the problem, don’t blame us.


  • Atta
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:44PM

    so the son in Law remained President of youth wing for as long as he pleased Nawaz but when ofcourse he tried to make his own group withing party and later could stand against Nawaz’s decisions with stronger position it would have created trouble for Nawaz’s writ on party, so he sacked him,

    What is the point of rule of law or no family party in it? It was totally a decision to safeguard personal power so that Nawaz and shahbaz retain the power.


  • Fundyar
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:45PM

    She preety


  • Mozart
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:57PM

    Capt. Safdar should change his name to Capt. Safdar Sharif just like Bilawal Bhutto Zardari that will fix the problem ;).Recommend

  • Tahreen
    Jul 29, 2012 - 11:50PM

    That’s another POLITICAL STUNT. Now that elections are near, all the leading parties will come up with better dramas to show how justice-loving and law abiding they are. Please let go of these cheap tactics! It’s time for mature politics.


  • Adolft Hitler
    Jul 30, 2012 - 12:13AM



  • Rizwan
    Jul 30, 2012 - 12:14AM

    Oh com’on so called equality and democracy. Dear Safdar’s wife please wake up! Please.
    You’re doing family politics so as your father is. Don’t try to humiliate people approach, They know you well. There is no democracy in ur party. Dear please be true. Good politics is appreciatable but always keep in mind Allah knows everything. Your sincereity and your thinking.
    And time will come you will be accountable for what you said.
    Life to death very short time period. May Allah give you the righteous path.
    First your Father’s brother ruling the Punjab province with 18 ministeries. You might have seen the dengue loss, result of students, load shedding.
    But You guys are still sitting in the parliament and whistling :D i don’t know why!!!


  • Z.Baloch
    Jul 30, 2012 - 12:19AM

    Family Limited parties … a black spot on the democratic system of Pakistan.


  • Omar
    Jul 30, 2012 - 12:34AM

    There is a PML-S coming soon in future if the suspension was not planned.


  • Mohsin
    Jul 30, 2012 - 12:45AM

    This is funny. Good comedy from the Noora League Party….


  • dr ajmal
    Jul 30, 2012 - 12:51AM

    And what about those life long members
    and two ex CMs who were called mir jaffar and mir sadiq? You are so emotional because ur husband got suspended for 10 days, and trying to take full credit for the topi drama, lekin sharif family ke elawa kisee iur kee koi auqat hay pmln main?


  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jul 30, 2012 - 1:12AM

    Why daughter of Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is clarifying the position of her father and husband?
    She has nothing to do with the politics.

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jul 30, 2012 - 1:13AM

    PML(N) is a family party but not in the negative sense. Its leaders and members are like a family. Its the first choice for sons, daughters and other family members of its leaders and common members because they believe in its cause and mission. Unlike its rival party in which close relatives of its leader do not trust his mission.


  • Amir
    Jul 30, 2012 - 1:15AM

    This is a confirm topi drama


  • erudite
    Jul 30, 2012 - 2:12AM

    cheap politics to earn some cheap fame. I am amazed is she really so foolish to say that “this act negated the notion that PML-N is a family party…”


  • usman
    Jul 30, 2012 - 3:27AM

    Drama Queen


  • Mozart
    Jul 30, 2012 - 3:59AM

    Capt. Safdar should add ‘Sharif’ to his name to fix this problem.


  • Imran Con
    Jul 30, 2012 - 4:15AM

    Families have falling outs all the time. They’re usually more severe, too. Clashing with people who know a great deal about you allows for some pretty brutal in the moment-emotion based shots in all your weak points.
    Of course I’m giving an extreme example, which this incident is not. But, negative actions against family members doesn’t change that aspect at all. After all, you could technically just replace them with another family member.


  • Ali
    Jul 30, 2012 - 12:10PM

    Mehtab Abbasi and Pir Sabir Shah was about to join PTI owing to disrespect by Safdar and now to console them and retain them in the party NS forced to take this action. What a change we are watching in this country a struck up person is on his knees. Thanks IK for this change.


  • Naveed Javed
    Jul 30, 2012 - 1:03PM

    Just like her father was proud of hers?Recommend

  • Uw
    Jul 30, 2012 - 5:05PM

    @Mozart: well said


  • Hasan
    Jul 30, 2012 - 5:27PM

    Family Drama = PML-N

    This a country for gods sake not your dinner table.


  • Mohd Butt
    Jul 30, 2012 - 6:11PM

    Thanks Maryam, by acknowledging the correct decision of the party leader, it shows that both of you are true members of the PML N, part well wisher admire your boldness and clear stand on the matter, you have all the qualities of greate leader of tomorrow. Bowed to the leadership Safder show depth of his commitment to the party. Thanks you also.


  • Truth Bites
    Jul 30, 2012 - 7:15PM

    Since when you and your famil is an example for Pakistanis? get a life seriously. Its so not a family party, no not at all. You and your mum just become overnight party leaders on one qualification that you are related to Mr Sharif!! nothing absolutely nothing else qualifies for a party position for you, your mum or your very sharif cousins Hamza and Abid Sher Ali and sons of Sohail Zia butt. Same goes for Uncle jees around you Shahbaz sharif, Ishaq Dar, Ch Sher Ali etc. With all the blessings of grandfather Gen Zia, PML-N is always against army too!

    No its not family party, nah never!!Recommend

  • SM
    Jul 30, 2012 - 7:50PM

    If there is nothing wrong with Maryams’s marriage, then Safdar will be exonerated. Otherwise, Nawaz will act in the fake garb of a man of principles.


  • Dean
    Jul 30, 2012 - 7:57PM

    @Mozart How about Capt. Safdar Maryam Sharif?


  • B+
    Jul 31, 2012 - 12:27AM

    Sunheri Mooqa Join PTI…..


  • Abbas
    Jul 31, 2012 - 9:28AM

    @B+: It requires one more condition :)


  • Farooq
    Jul 31, 2012 - 10:11AM

    This is what happens when you mix Star Plus with politics.


  • Mozart
    Jul 31, 2012 - 10:41AM


    :) That will really mess up the relationships!


  • A. Khan
    Jul 31, 2012 - 1:54PM

    Lets see something similar in PPP.


  • Ahmed
    Jul 31, 2012 - 4:30PM

    @Ali q:
    Super comment! NiceRecommend

  • BaBa Blacksheep
    Jul 31, 2012 - 10:11PM

    Capt.has to obey the order by the person who was appointed by the General.


  • Tahir Khan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:53AM

    Capt. Safdar has caused damage beyond repair, he should simply be excused from Hazara politics for good, if he is pardoned and let loose in Hazara, Nawaz Sharif should expect no seat from here. Safdar should be happy with seat he has been given as a gift by his father in law in Punjab and be happy with that.Recommend

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