Contempt of court can’t be used to defend weak decisions: Maryam

Maryam Nawaz was addressing PML-N’s social media convention in Faisalabad

Mohammad Irfanullah

FAISALABAD: Former prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz said on Thursday that the contempt of court law cannot be used to defend weak and unjust decisions.

Maryam Nawaz was addressing the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s social media convention in Faisalabad.

The social media workers' convention of the PML-N was being held at Dhobi Ghat Ground of Faisalabad, for which extensive preparations were made. 

Maryam, while referring to the National Accountability Bureau’s references against the former prime minister, said that the deadline for the probe body had expired.

She said that nothing has been found against Nawaz Sharif in the ongoing corruption cases in the past six months.

“If you couldn’t find anything in six months, then what would you find in two months?” said the former first daughter.

Maryam remarked that if the Joint Investigation Team’s ‘jewels’ (members) failed to find anything then how come the NAB officials would have any success in this regard.

She added that even the party’s election symbol of the lion had been taken away.

Maryam said that when the PML-N won in the Senate despite every sort of conspiracy against it, then the issue of dual nationality was raised.

She said that the party, despite losing its president and identity, still bounced backed stronger, emerging as the biggest party in the Senate. 

Maryam Nawaz presented gold necklace in Faisalabad 

After being presented with gold crowns in Sheikhupura and Sargodha, former prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz received a gold necklace at the event in Faisalabad.

The trend of presenting the former first daughter with gold ornaments has recently started by people in different districts of Punjab, the province where the PML-N is in power.

In Sargodha, she was presented with a 20-tola gold crown by Mayor Malik Aslam Naveed as a gift from people of the city on February 24.

However, Maryam said she would donate the crown to an organisation working for orphans.

Prior to that, on February 18, traders of Sheikhupura gifted a crown to the former prime minister’s daughter. The ornament was said to be worth approximately Rs1.3 million.

On Feb 16 in Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Maryam addressed the party's first social media convention.