Islamabad – In the wake of his disqualification as prime minister and member of parliament by a Supreme Court order, the biggest challenge faced by Pakistan’s deposed premier Nawaz Sharif was keeping his political party PML-N intact and steering it from behind to complete the remaining one year of the 5-year term of government. His next task, however, was naming his political successor to lead the party.
All eyes on Maryam
Kulsoom Nawaz (C), wife of ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, poses with her daugther Maryam Safdar (L), son-in-law Mohammad safdar (R), grandson Junaid and granddaughter Mehrun Nisa, before leaving Pakistan for Saudi Arabia, 10 December 2000. (AFP)
Notwithstanding all the promising caliber of Maryam, her claim over the political legacy of Nawaz Sharif may not see the light of the day until the host of criminal cases against her and her family are finally adjudicated upon during the upcoming six months by Pakistan’s competent courts of law.Mansoor Jafar, Editor of Al Arabiya Urdu