Zubair appointed as spokesman for Nawaz, Maryam
From Our Correspondent :
Former Governor Sindh, Muhammad Zubair has been appointed as the Spokesman for PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz Sharif. This announcement was made by Maryam Aurangzaib on Monday afternoon.
In a statement posted on PML-N’s Twitter account, Aurangzeb said that a spokespersons’ committee would also be formed under the guidance of the party’s primary spokesperson and central information secretary. Dr Mussadiq Malik, Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha, Talal Chaudhry, Uzma Bukhari and Ataullah Tarar would be part of the committee, the statement added.
“Zubair twice met the army chief, once in the last week of August and then on September 7 in the presence of director-general ISI,” revealed military spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar in a TV talk show.
Both meetings, he said, were held on Zubair’s request.
“In those meetings, he (Zubair) talked about Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz,” the director-general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Also appearing on television channels afterwards and later through his official social media account on Twitter, the former governor did confirm his contacts with the military leadership while claiming that he had gone to discuss economic issues. However, he admitted, Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam did come up for discussion.
“Gen Qamar Bajwa is an old friend and not only that I have met him many times as a friend but our families have also been meeting cordially over dinners etc. In my most recent meeting with him economy, politics and, of course, Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, all came under discussion. No relief was ever requested,” tweeted Mr Zubair.