File Photo: PML N Vice-President, Maryam Nawaz talking to reporters in Quetta: Photo Quetta Voice

Maryam calls Gilani ‘selected’, Bilawal prefers to restrain

News Desk :

Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader, Maryam Nawaz has called Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani as ‘selected’ opposition leader. Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has preferred not to what he calls to criticize Maryam Nawaz Sharif. Other leaders of the two mainstream political parties within the anti-government alliance used harsh language against each other.

“I am the architect of the word selected”, Bilawal told a news conference in Karachi on Saturday. Firdous Ashiq Awan, the information minister Punjab has suggested Maryam Nawaz accept the majority. “Now you have to accept the democratic principle of the majority”, she said.

Maryam lashes out at PPP

However, the PML N leader Maryam Nawaz has lashed out at the PPP for what she claims deviating from its political stance. How the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) senators backed Gilani as the leader of the opposition, she questioned.

Cracks within the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) further widen as Maryam Nawaz used harsh language against the  PPP at a news conference in Lahore.

The PPP asserts its candidate for the opposition leader in the upper house backed by independent senators from FATA. However, the PML N and other component parties have objected to the nomination of Mr. Gilani.

Maryam rubbished a question when asked whether the slogan of aik Zardari sab pe bhari (one Zardari outweighs all) had prevailed yet again, saying: “If I today too sacrifice my principles and Mian Sahab sacrifices his principles then we can outweigh the whole of Pakistan.”

“I think it is a moment of shame,” said Maryam, adding that everyone knew how to throw around their political weight but “to walk on principles and be steadfast is the way to go and the nation is watching.”

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