Islamabad—Maryam Nawaz Sharif again urged the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz workers to exercise restraint on the Raiwind march announced by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Sept 30. Maryam, who has a huge fan base of 2.3 million followers on Twitter, asked the die-hard supporters of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to exercise restraint.
‘My earnest request to PML-N once again, Raiwind dharna does NOT merit any attention,’ Maryam said.
‘We’re followers of NS (Nawaz Sharif) who preaches & practices tolerance,’ she said. Her tweet follows reports on various news channels about the preparations by PML-N workers, men, youth and elderly who have vowed to protect the private residence of Prime Minister Sharif at Jatti Umra, Raiwind. The Punjab government spokesperson, Zaeem Qadri in a press conference earlier warned Imran Khan to change the venue of the Raiwind march.
‘Over our dead bodies,’ news channels also showed workers of Zaeem Qadri ‘jan nisar force’ carrying wooden sticks and practicing ways to stop the protesters.
Maryam Nawaz, in her tweet to the workers, said,’Your love for the PM means a world to us but it is also upon us to uphold his philosophy of peace & tolerance.’
A number of other PML-N leaders, including Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali also in a tweet said ‘we know how to protect the residence of our leader.’