Maryam leaves PDM Peshawar rally after grandmother’s death in London

08:28 PM | 22 Nov, 2020
Maryam leaves PDM Peshawar rally after grandmother’s death in London
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PESHAWAR – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz had to leave Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Peshawar rally abruptly following the news of her grandmother Begum Shamim Akhtar passing away in London.

“I came to meet you but have just found out my grandmother passed away in London,” the vice-president of Pakistan’s opposition party said in a short address.

Maryam also asked the people to pray for the departed soul and the health of her father.

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The PDM's central leadership — including Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Maryam Nawaz, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Aimal Wali Khan, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, and Aftab Sherpao — were all present on stage, with a series of speeches by various political leaders delivered one after another.