Revenge taken in name of accountability: Maryam Nawaz

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2017

In reply to a question, she said the leader of the ruling party is Nawaz Sharif and "all of us" are united under his leadership.

He said that the decision of using BVM machines was taken in order to ensure transparency in the election process while the commission would also examine the use of this facility besides problems in this system.

Analysts say Sunday's by-poll will be a key indicator as to whether Sharif's dismissal has led to an erosion of support.They expect Sharif to hold onto the constituency, but feels the poll is an important bellwether for upcoming national elections in mid-2018.

"It was convenient for Nawaz Sharif, against whom cases were filed, to stay silent. Such representative can't be disqualified on the basis of a joke like Iqama [work permit]".

"Do you accept this unjust verdict", She asked the NA-120 voters, adding "If you are against the verdict then vote for lion on September 17".

As the former first lady is now undergoing medical treatment in London, her daughter Maryam spearheaded the campaign in the constituency.

"Support Nawaz, support progress", she told PML-N workers, Geo TV reported.

The Supreme Court had asked the anti-corruption watchdog to file the cases by September 8 against Sharif, his sons, daughter, son-in-law and Dar. Such an outcome will be rejected the same way Panama verdict was rejected, she maintained. The former first lady is under treatment for cancer in London. "I shall help Kulsoom Nawaz complete uplift projects here".

Another PML-N leader, Talal Chaudhry, said: "Even a terrorist have the right to appeal, but in this case a Prime Minister has been denied that right and was disqualified from his office".

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