By Sardar Khan Niazi
The stage was that of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA); a nation of 190million held its breath, millions in Azad Kashmir as well as the Indian Occupied Kashmir waited impatiently. All eyes were on the Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who was to present the case of Kashmir in front of the world; expectations were high, the pressure was immense, global leaders awaited; and the Prime Minister of Pakistan delivered, a powerful and comprehensive speech that the world took note of.
The Prime Minister’s speech not only made headlines globally but was fully endorsed by the people he stood for; the Kashmiris. The Kashmiri leadership appreciated the Prime Minister for comprehensively advocating the Kashmir case at United Nations General Assembly and termed his speech historic; a speech that presented Kashmir cause in its true perspective at world stage. Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani said that the speech has won the hearts of Kashmiri people.
As the Prime Minister fought the case at the world stage, there was a person away from the limelight whose support and vision made the speech a resounding success. This person in question was not only doing everything to strengthen the Kashmir case but was also continuously in touch with the Prime Minister. The person deserves the plaudits of the entire nation for making the Prime Minister’s speech a success and personally highlighting the Kashmir case so vocally on the digital sphere. The person is none other than Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the brilliant daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
While Nawaz Sharif spoke at the UNGA session Maryam kept her 2.3 million followers on social networking platform Twitter abreast of all developments. In one tweet soon after the address she wrote: ‘Well done Mr. Prime Minister, you did Pakistan proud yet again. Two thumbs up. Well done Team Pakistan’. Maryam’s sentiments and joy proved the effort she has put in Pakistan’s Kashmir case. Maryam’s sentiments were echoed by thousands and many wrote to her on the social networking platform to congratulate her and the Prime Minister for the success at UNGA. The trend #NawazFightsForKashmir was flooded with thousands of tweets as people took to Twitter to express their pride at the exceptionally well fought diplomatic battle.
Maryam’s hard work, dedication and vision has once again ensured success for the Prime Minister and the entire nation. She may not be the face of Pakistan’s well fought case but she’s certainly the brain behind the success, her passion and patriotism is riveting. The unsung star of Pakistan’s Kashmir case deserves the acclaim.