Maryam Nawaz heads to London
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz left for London early on Monday to meet her ailing mother Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.
According to Radio Pakistan, the daughter of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif was accompanied by her husband, Member National Assembly Captain (retd) Safdar. She was leading the by-election campaign for NA-120 for her mother.
Begum Kulsoom, currently under treatment in the United Kingdom for throat cancer, on Sunday clinched victory in the NA-120 by-election after Nawaz’s disqualification under the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama Papers case.
In a speech after the win, the former first daughter told her supporters that they had accomplished a big feat, fighting not only against those seldom seen in the consistency but also against the ‘unseen forces’. She said PML-N’s victory from NA-120 showed that people had rejected the ‘unjust decision’ to disqualify Nawaz Sharif and all conspiracies against the government. She said the people had given their decision upon the disqualification – that they would continue to revere Nawaz Sharif as prime minister of Pakistan.