Maryam reacts to PM aide’s remarks about ‘respect for daughters’

By: News Desk      Published: 01:11 AM, 23 Aug, 2020
Maryam reacts to PM aide’s remarks about ‘respect for daughters’
Maryam Nawaz addresses a public meeting.–File photo

Maryam Nawaz, vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), on Saturday reacted to a statement by a close aide of Prime Minister Imran Khan that the government did not want to drag her (Maryam) into cases because daughters and daughters-in-law are traditionally given respect in the Pakistani society. 

Barrister Shahzad Akbar, special assistant to the prime minister on accountability, had said during a press conference on Saturday that the government led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did not want to drag Maryam, daughter of former prime minister and PML-N patron Nawaz Sharif, into the cases the Sharif family was facing nowadays. 

In reaction, Maryam tweeted a video with the caption, “Respect for daughters and daughters-in-law…” The video shows Maryam going to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) where she was summoned a few days ago to answer questions in a land case. The video shows Maryam’s husband Muhammad Safdar trying to provide her cover and protection as police try to deal with Maryam’s supporters trying to enter the NAB office with her.