LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Thursday said she wanted the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to complete its five year tenure.
After a prolonged hiatus in media appearance, she spoke to journalists outside Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s house in Lahore. On her absence, she said she was following the party discipline.
Despite she was being live telecast on several TV channels, which she ostensibly did not realise, Maryam Nawaz said her appearance on media was banned. “Will you show on TV, if I speak?” she wondered before beginning her press conference. She said she was waiting for a certain time to see the possibility. There could be several reasons for my silence, she said.
The PML-N vice president denied the reports that her father and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that he would undergo treatment only after Maryam would come to London.
“It was his personal and rightful desire. My brothers and sister are looking after my ailing father,” she said adding that she cared more for the country than Mian Nawaz.
“My conviction and resolve in support of democracy and civilian supremacy is stronger than before,” she maintained.
To a query, Maryam Nawaz said the current government should complete its tenure because this way it would get itself more exposed.
On latest condition of the ex-premier, she said one of Nawaz Sharif’s cardio artery was 90 percent choked.
Nawaz’s daughter praised former prime minister and petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for steadfastness in the times of trouble and despite getting involved in “baseless” corruption cases. She said he spent jail term without any crime.
On Feb 5, President PML-N Shahbaz Sharif had requested that Maryam Nawaz should be allowed to visit Nawaz Sharif for humanitarian reasons immediately as her absence delayed his cardiac catheterization process twice. He called for respect for Nawaz Sharif’s right to care, saying any further delay would reduce the patient’s treatment options.