Maryam Nawaz said on Sunday that a large number of people have rejected the top court’s verdict disqualifying former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers scandal.
The daughter of the deposed premier remarked while 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 by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ticket to contest September 17 by-polls in NA-120 for the seat that fell vacant after Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28 for concealing assets in his nomination papers for 2013 polls.
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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 other option but to claim that PML-N workers were provided with black coats for the event.
Majority of people, she said, have outrightly rejected the apex court’s 28th July ruling against Nawaz Sharif.