Pakistan

Maryam rejects reports of family decision about handing over party reins

Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: The former premier’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, has on Saturday spurned the media reports claiming that Sharif family designated her name for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) presidency slot.

The statement was wrongly ascribed to me with regard to the family’s decision of handing over the party charge, Maryam said on her official twitter account.

Refuting media reports, the former premier’s daughter said that the family had never made such a decision. “Nawaz Sharif is and Insha’Allah will be leading PML-N; I am not even an aspirant,” she underlined in the subsequent tweet.

Moreover, she said that she was happy and satisfied with her role as ‘party worker’ in her father-led PML-N.

Rifts in Sharif family

Earlier, media reports were circulating about internal differences within the ruling family after ex-PM Nawaz Sharif was sent home in July this year in the Panama Papers.

However, Maryam rejected the reports of infighting within the ruling family and party, saying that rumors of infighting were overblown.

“It’s not a divided house,” she said in an interview to a foreign newspaper, while responding to rumors of a tug of war within the family over who should be at the helms of party affairs.

When asked about her uncle Shahbaz Sharif possibly becoming prime minister if the party wins next generals elections, she said: “He’s the most competent person. He’s my hero. I love him to death.”

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