Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief organizer and vice-president, Maryam Nawaz, made a passionate address at Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore on Sunday, announcing the return of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan on October 21. In her speech, she outlined Nawaz Sharif’s commitment to addressing the nation’s pressing issues, including skyrocketing inflation, unemployment, and inflated electricity bills.
Maryam Nawaz expressed her excitement about Nawaz Sharif’s return and playfully remarked, “I’m not sure if it’s October 8 or October 21 today,” reflecting the anticipation surrounding the event. She reminded the nation of Nawaz Sharif’s visionary leadership, citing his achievements during his tenure as prime minister, where prices remained stable, the exchange rate was steady, and essential commodities were affordable.
Highlighting Nawaz Sharif’s tenure, Maryam Nawaz pointed out significant infrastructure projects like the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the end of power outages, and the initiation of various developmental projects across the country. She underscored the reduction in corruption and improvement in governance during her father’s leadership.
Addressing contemporary issues, she noted that Nawaz Sharif’s government had maintained price stability, which contrasts with the current inflationary trends. She emphasized that the nation is yearning for Nawaz Sharif’s return as a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change.
Maryam Nawaz invited all Pakistanis to join in welcoming Nawaz Sharif back on October 21 at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore, expressing her belief that his return would bring positive change to the country’s political landscape.
Contrary to claims of foreign funding, Maryam Nawaz clarified that Nawaz Sharif did not rely on external sources to lead the country, highlighting his commitment to Pakistan.
She rallied the nation, stating that their future and Nawaz Sharif’s destiny are intertwined, and implored the people to have faith in his ability to guide the nation out of its current predicaments.
Maryam Nawaz also criticized the previous Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, stating that the government was handed over to a man who manipulated Nawaz Sharif’s votes and that their term had been far from responsible governance.
She emphasized that the PTI government had engaged in rhetoric and name-calling of opponents instead of addressing pressing issues, and despite challenges, PML-N refrained from personal attacks or mudslinging.
The return of Nawaz Sharif on October 21 promises to be a significant moment in Pakistan’s political landscape, with many hoping for a positive change in the nation’s economic and political fortunes.