Maryam Nawaz, elder daughter of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif, made her political debut on Thursday by addressing a PML-N Women Wing Convention at the Al-Hamra Hall. She disclosed that it took her three years to convince her father to allow her to enter politics. Maryam said that she was indebted to the people of Lahore for the affection shown towards her and committed to serve them best. Responding to allegations about assets of her family, Maryam said that her family made rigorous efforts, established factories and earned a legitimate income. She said that during exile, the Sharifs preferred hard work instead of being fed by the Saudi Royal family and established a factory in Saudi Arabia. Maryam termed Nawaz as the one and only person to challenge the status quo in the country. She said that only the PML-N could protect the ideological and geographical boundaries of the country in a befitting manner.