Maryam pulled PML-N out of the dead end: Pervez Rashid


LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former federal information minister Pervez Rashid on Friday credited Maryam Nawaz for pulling the party out the dead end.

He made these remarks in response to former federal interior minister and PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s statements in which he accused Nawaz Sharif’s daughter of pushing the party into the abyss.

Responding to a question regarding Nisar’s future in PML-N, Rashid said that Shehbaz was the only person to make a decision in this regard. He asserted that some elements were unable to digest the growing popularity of Maryam Nawaz among the masses.

“Space in the party’s ranks is not created by spreading chaos. The duty of the caretaker government is to hold general elections, not to make bid decisions,” Rashid asserted, “Gone are the days to achieve government through backdoors,” he added.

Rashid claimed that nation knew how much the ongoing accountability process against the Sharif family was unbiased.

“We are not the one to leave the battlefield. We will face all conspiracies with open heart,” Rashid said.

On Thursday, Nisar said that the rough edge of Maryam Nawaz’s tongue was pushing the party into the abyss.

The disgruntled leader warned that he would issue a detailed response if the process of hurling allegations was not halted.

“I tolerated the events and issues of the past one year with great patience and decoded that it was best not to tarnish the image of the party. I curtailed myself from national politics to my constituency’s politics. Deplorably, a specific lobby continued to target me in one way or the other,” Nisar said.

Nisar alleged that the party had obliquely humiliated him by plotting questions in press conference through blue-eyed journalists. He said that a person who did not have any ideological or political relation with the party was acting as a pawn for this purpose.

“Nawaz and his daughter Maryam’s statements forced me to issue a reply,” he said.