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2018 elections: Maryam says awarding her ticket is party's prerogative

Imran Khan said that nation will reject corrupt mafia and new Pakistan would emerge after Sunday Imran Khan said that nation will reject corrupt mafia and new Pakistan would emerge after Sunday
Melinda Barton | 17 September, 2017, 01:41

The former cricket hero also criticized the process of appointing National Accountability Bureau (NAB) who is appointed after consultations between the Opposition Leader in National Assembly and the government.

File image of Maryam Nawaz.

In an interview Geo News that would aired tonight she said the apex court's decision left the world shocked as it denied her family right to fair trial. The top court had disqualified Sharif and ordered the filing of corruption references against Sharif, his children Hussain, Hassan and Maryam Nawaz, son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar, and incumbent Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

The minister, in a statement issued here Saturday, said that the people would once again prove that they still trust their leader Nawaz Sharif. However, he has taken the hard path of going to people and now the debate about the sanctity of peoples' mandate has become a public debate. "Do you accept this unjust verdict?" she asked her supporters, adding, "If you are against the verdict, then vote for lion on 17 September".

The ECP said a total of 350,000 ballot papers are being printed for the by-poll, where 324,786 voters are registered to cast their vote.

Maryam extended full support to her father in his political struggle, saying no member of the party came forward [for candidature] when Nawaz was disqualified.

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz on Friday slammed the Supreme Court's dismissal of the review petitions filed by the family against the July 28 Panama Papers verdict and said revenge was being taken in the name of accountability. Speaking to The Express Tribune, Kamran Mughal, a resident of Abdali Road, said most people in his area supported and voted for PML-N only because of its performance. "Nisar calls me his daughter", she said.