Confrontation between institutions not in national interest: Shehbaz Sharif tells Maryam Nawaz

  • Maryam Nawaz meets her uncle Shehbaz Sharif and cousin Hamza Shehbaz after nearly six months
Pakistan

LAHORE – Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday met her uncle Shehbaz Sharif and cousin Hamza Shehbaz after nearly six months.

During the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif shared his concerns with Maryam Nawaz and other political matters also came under discussion.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz emphasised on better ties among all national institutions, saying the current atmosphere of confrontation between institutions “is not in the best interest of the country”.

“The present atmosphere of confrontation between institutions is not in the best interest of the country,” CM Shehbaz said during a meeting with Maryam Nawaz.

The Punjab chief minister comments came in the backdrop of a simmering controversy stirred by a recent spat between Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and chief military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor.

“Every institution should work within its parameters for a sustainable political environment which is beneficial for the country’s progress and prosperity,” Shehbaz said.

Maryam Nawaz ran NA-120 election campaign in Lahore alone as Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz left for London.

Since her arrival from London, Maryam Nawaz has not gone to Jati Umra residence or Model Town house but has been staying at her son-in-law’s house.

Later in her tweet, Maryam described the meeting as cordial saying those who wish to “drive a wedge” will always remain unsuccessful.

Maryam Nawaz further added that she was surprised to see the “spin” given to the meeting by media.