ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has sought apology from Pakistan Muslim League-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz over his remarks regarding her father and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan, during a Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) meeting.
Addressing Maryam, he said that he wanted extend apology to her if she was hurt from his statement. In reply, the PML-N leader said that her aim was not to make him apologise. She said that she, like his daughters Aseefa and Bakhtawar, respected Zardari.
“I considered it my right to complain from you considering you a father-like figure,” she said.
A day ago, Asif Ali Zardari had dared Nawaz Sharif to come to Pakistan, if he wanted to fight against the government.
“I have no fear of the establishment. I have been incarcerated for 14 years. We all will have to go to prison, if we want to battle,” Asif Zardari had said.
To which, Maryam replied that his father’s life was at risk in Pakistan, specially in custody of the National Accountability Bureau. She said her father suffered cardiac arrest twice in jail.
She said she was staying in Pakistan on her personal desire and PML-N acted in accordance with the PDM’s decisions despite being the largest party. She said the PML-N fully supported the PPP candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani in the Senate elections.