LAHORE – Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, said on Friday that it is imperative that the judicial system be changed in a country where dictators such as Pervez Musharraf have become more powerful than the judiciary.

Addressing members of the Christian community at St Anthony’s Church in Lahore she said, “I have brought Nawaz’s case in your court,” reiterating that her father was disqualified only because he did not draw a salary from his son’s company.

She also asked the Christian community to vote for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

“My mother has undergone surgery and she is recovering thanks to your prayers,” she told the gathering at the church.

She said Pakistan belonged to all communities living in the country regardless of their faith or race.

“We are Pakistanis and share each other’s happiness and sorrows,” she added.

Kulsoom is running for the NA-120 by-poll, the seat left vacant following Nawaz’s disqualification.

Maryam asked why development of country was halted and instability created in the country by disqualifying the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

On July 28, the apex court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif for not being honest by concealing his salary from a Dubai-based company and directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references against him and his children on the basis of the report of a joint investigation team that probed their off-shore properties.