Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Sunday said a very large number of people have rejected the apex court’s verdict that saw her father’s disqualification in the Panama Papers scandal.
Maryam was addressing a group of lawyers in Model Town, Lahore, in connection with the election campaign for her mother Kulsoom Nawaz.
Kulsoom, who is currently in London being treated for cancer, was given ticket by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for contesting the September 17 by-poll in NA-120 for the seat that fell vacant following Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28.
Referring to the recent lawyers’ convention held in Lahore, the scion of the ruling party said: “It was indeed a historic event and overwhelming presence of lawyers at the convention has sent a strong message to the entire world, particularly our rivals.”
Maryam went on to say that as scores of lawyers attended the gathering, opposition parties had no option but to claim that PML-N workers were provided with black coats for the event.
Majority of people, she said, have rejected outright the apex court’s July 28 ruling against Nawaz Sharif.