PML-N to launch its official social media wing: Maryam Nawaz
PML-N Senior Vice President and Chief Organizer Maryam Nawaz. — Twitter/WaheedAbbasiSMT/File
In an effort to counter the propaganda of political opponents and promote the party’s narrative on social media, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President and Chief Organizer Maryam Nawaz on Sunday announced that her party will withdraw its official IT wing will start. .
During an informal interaction with journalists, Maryam said, “Afnan Ullah is working on it.” She said that the PML-N’s social media wing was working on a voluntary basis. “We find it difficult to repeat even true accusation,” she added.
The PTI, she said, had recruited keyboard warriors for the government’s expenses. She added that their competition was with very rude people.
‘PM or CM slot not priority’
Maryam clarified that she is not interested in becoming the prime minister or the chief minister after the upcoming general election in the country.
She categorically said, “My focus is not on the slot of prime minister or chief minister.”
The PML-N stalwart also said that for the time being, Junaid – her son – also had no intention of joining politics. “Junaid should take the responsibility for his house first,” she said on a lighter note.
A Cambridge graduate, Junaid Safdar holds two masters and two bachelors degrees from British universities. A polo enthusiast got married in London in August 2021 and celebrated a grand valima ceremony in Lahore in December.
Maryam said that the foundation, identity and strength of her party was “achievement”. Responding to a question about people’s response, the PML-N leader said she was surprised to see the enthusiasm and numbers of the people who welcomed her on her return to the homeland. She had been in London since October 2022 and spent time with her father and party supremo Nawaz Sharif before returning to Pakistan in the last week of January.
“The response was beyond my expectations,” she added.
‘Shahbaz focused on good governance’
Without naming former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, the scion of the Sharif family political dynasty said that the people know who brought inflation and the country’s economy on the edge of disaster.
“Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s focus is on good governance.” At the same time, she said the coalition government cannot turn a blind eye to rising inflation.
Answering a question, she said that PML-N will hold public rallies near the upcoming elections. “The entire program of the Tanzeemi (organising) Convention was arranged by Nawaz Sharif himself.”
‘Khaqan Abbasi is my elder brother’
On Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the PML-N leader called him her “elder brother” and said that he was not angry with the party – as it was well in the debate why Abbasi soon after Maryam’s election as the party resigned from the party’s key post. party’s senior vice president and chief organizer positions.
Abbasi wanted to bring the youth forward in the party, she added.
“Abbasi and my father have a relationship for more than 30 years,” Maryam said, adding that she would visit the former prime minister – Abbasi.
The PML-N leader also said that she wants to work under the supervision of her seniors.
‘PDM is not an electoral alliance’
Responding to a question, Maryam Nawaz said that the ruling Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is not an “electoral alliance”.
“It cannot be called an electoral alliance for now,” she added.
The PML-N leader said that strengthening her party across the country, including in Karachi and Sindh, “is her mission”.
“One of the goals of her visits is to find the best candidates for the next election,” she continued.
Moreover, the PML-N senior vice president also avoided commenting on the recent ‘controversial’ statement by her husband – Captain (retd) Safdar – saying it was his “personal opinion”.
A day earlier, Safdar lashed out at the PML-N for voting to give an extension to former COAS Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa, which, he said, dishonors the party’s narrative of the vote of Izzat do did
“The party’s narrative of respecting the public mandate (vote ko izzat do) used to be very strong, but we dishonored it the day we voted for the extension of Army Chief General Bajwa,” he said.
Maryam said that she would not respond to the statement by Safdar.
She further said that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif will soon be among them – the three-time prime minister has been in self-imposed exile in London since 2019 due to health reasons.
“Nawaz Sharif is doing politics of principle and paying the price for it,” she added.