RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Sunday warned political foes that puerile tactics cannot dent the popularity of Nawaz Sharif. She was addressing social media convention here in Rawalpindi Sunday.
“Those who pursued path of truth face difficulties. Your leader (Nawaz Sharif) has not stepped back from his path despite bullying, sit-in, conspiracies and threats. Foes’ puerile tactics have done nothing but increased popularity of the Nawaz Sharif”, the daughter of Nawaz asserted.
Maryam said such scurrilous tactics are adopted by only those who face defeat in their lives. She said, “Those who win never indulge in such cheap tactics”.
Maryam Nawaz said that the masses will respond to such tactics by voting for the party in the coming general elections. She said her father always did politics of ethos, not of power.
“Whatever happened to your leader this morning has hurt you,” she said, adding that she too was saddened by the shoe hurling incident.
While commenting on ongoing cases against Sharif family, Maryam said that corruption of even Rs6 has not been proved against them.
Maryam said those fearing the popular tide being on Nawaz Sharif’s side in the wake of his ouster stooped to such tactics. She asked the crowd to respond to what treatment the PML-N supreme leader was being meted out by voting for his party.
Maryam said those who didn’t accept the Supreme Court’s disqualification verdict should join their caravan. She said Sharif was treading on the right path, which was why he was made the target of insults and conspiracies.
Besides a large numbers of party workers, the social media convention was also attended by Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Federal Minister Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Federal Minister Danial Aziz, State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb, MNA Captain (retd) Safdar, MNAs Malik Abrar Ahmed, Asfand Yar Bhandara, Begum Tahira Aurangzeb, Begum Najma Hamid, ex-MNAs Muhammad Hanif Abbasi, Malik Shakil Awan, MPAs Tehsin Fawad, Zaib-un-Nisa Awan, Raja Hanif Advocate, Malik Iftikhar, ex-MPA Zia Ullah Shah, Chaudhry Ayaz, Mayor Rawalpindi Sardar Nasim and President PML-N City Sardar Mumtaz, Deputy Mayor Islamabad Shani Shah.
On the occaion, charged participants chanted slogans against PTI Chief Imran Khan and MNA Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. Meanwhile, a large numbers of participants started leaving Pindal soon after Maryam Nawaz Sharif begun delivering her speech. They complained party leaders have not arranged proper seating for them. –Fahad Altaf/NNI