JUP extends support to PML-N in NA-120 by-elections


LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) leader Pir Ijaz on Wednesday vowed to support Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the NA-120 by-election that is around the corner.

Addressing the media after meeting with PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz in the provincial capital, Ijaz said JUP and PML-N worked together for the formation of Pakistan. Therefore, he added, they would back PML-N in its endeavours for the country’s prosperity.

Maryam spoke to the media after meeting Ijaz, saying she is representing the entire Sharif family as her mother was away for treatment in London and her father and uncle were also there.

Speaking about former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar, Maryam said she respected him regardless and what he said was his way of expressing his thoughts.

Earlier, Nisar had said Maryam should only be considered Nawaz’s daughter. “Children are only children, they cannot be accepted as leaders,” Nisar had said, adding that they are “non-political”.

The former minister had stressed that Nawaz’s daughter needed to prove her mettle first by engaging in real politics. “Maryam Nawaz should understand and partake in practical politics. Only then can she be considered a leader,” Nisar had said.