KARACHI: In a fresh interview, daughter of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Thursday said she had to struggle within the party to make a place for her and be accepted.
“The PML-N has traditionally, historically and intrinsically been a male-dominated party. I had to go through a struggle to make a place in my party,” Maryam Nawaz said while talking to an America-based media.
However, she said, she might have faced resistance from party but she never felt a gender discrimination in the response given by the people.
The PML-N leader said she also served a three-month jail term, where she had to wash her clothes, utensils and eat food suitable for mouse. But it made her strong, she said.
She levelled a spectrum of allegations on different institutions and political figures.
Maryam Nawaz said the Panama case verdict, according to which her father stands disqualified, was part of a game plan which was executed with the help of “WhatsApp joint investigation team (JIT), carefully chosen judges and the media persons who are readily available.”
She repeated her allegation that Imran Khan was a selected prime minister. She said post-poll rigging had turned into foul play and harassment of opponents.
To a query, she said the foremost thing on her agenda was addressing protest rallies which would not only demand freedom of Nawaz Sharif but rule of law, supremacy of constitution, sanctity of vote and all the things associated with them.