PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Thursday urged party workers to pay no mind to “propaganda by the enemy”, saying that PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif and and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif “are one”.
“This is a democratic party. Differences in opinion may exist. This does not mean that one raises questions pertaining to party leadership,” she said, addressing a gathering of workers belonging to the party’s Bahawalpur division.
“When it comes to the party leadership, everyone agrees with Nawaz Sharif as well as Shahbaz Sharif,” she said.
The gathering was attended by party secretary-general Ahsan Iqbal and senior members Rana Sanaullah and Khurram Dastagir.
Maryam tells PML-N workers to pay no mind to enemy propaganda; Nawaz, Shahbaz are oneIqbal called upon the party to complete its current organisational objectives within 30 days. “Preparations for the election will help us prevent rigging in the future,” he said.
Sanaullah said that the government is “trying to drown out the voices of its political opponents”.
“We will not back down now and do not fear this fake accountability drive,” he said.
The PML-N stalwart said that cases that were made on “political grounds”, set back the country.
Dastagir said that the time has come for the party to strengthen itself from within and called upon all office holders of the party to play their roles for the purpose.
Rana Tanveer Hussain noted that it is the leaders’ “duty to strengthen and save the party”.
“This country can no longer be run by this fascist government,” he added.
Riaz Peerzada recalled that when Nawaz Sharif became Punjab’s chief minister in 1985, his first tour was that of Bahawalpur. He expressed the wish that this occur again when the party supremo returns to Pakistan.