*LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz has reacted over the decision of the Supreme Court against former PM Nawaz Sharif.*
*She on Wednesday started a social media campaign after a Supreme Court verdict declared her father Main Nawaz Sharif ineligible to head the political party*.
The decision has come as a big set back to the ruling party as Nawaz Sharif after losing the Premiereship has now lost the party president slot too.
The daughter of former prime minister and his rumoured “heir-apparent” started the campaign by changing her profile picture and replacing it with a picture of Nawaz Sharif with *‘Main Bhee Nawaz Hoon’* (I too am Nawaz) written in the background.
The series of three tweets, seen as her first reaction to the court verdict, Maryam Nawaz said that the decision which declared her father ineligible to head a political party is actually his victory as the top institutions of justice “have given proofs of his innocence and truthfulness”.
Earlier in the day, Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled that a disqualified person cannot become a party president, a judgement which directly affected ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as it was being led by former PM Nawaz Sharif despite a July 2017 verdict declaring him ineligible to hold public office under Article 62, 63 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
The verdict adds that all steps taken, orders passed, directions given and documents issued by Nawaz Sharif as party head after his disqualification in July last year are also declared to have never been taken, passed, given or issued in the eyes of the law.
The court also directed Election Commission of Pakistan to remove Nawaz Sharif’s name as President/Party Head of Pakistan Muslim League (N) from all relevant records.
Before Maryam Nawaz, other PML-N leaders too criticised the judgement and reiterated that Nawaz Sharif will continue to lead PML-N and “no court judgement can stop the party from seeking guidance from Nawaz”.
“Nawaz Sharif is our leader and a court judgement can’t affect our will to seek guidance from him and struggle under his leadership,” Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah told ARY News.
Sanaullah was of the view that he will be better equipped to comment upon the decision once the court issues a detailed judgement but thinks that such court judgments don’t have retrospective effect so Nawaz Sharif’s decision as PML-N head won’t be effected.