Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Maryam Nawaz Sharif had the “drive, determination and experience” to lead the party’s organizational matters.
The prime minister, also the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, appointed Maryam Nawaz as the senior vice president of the party.
“I have no doubts that she will very effectively galvanize our party’s rank & file with the vision of our Quaid Nawaz Sharif,” he wrote on Twitter.
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“Pursuant to the powers conferred under the Constitution of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the undersigned is pleased to appoint Ms Maryam Nawaz Sharif as “Senior Vice President” with immediate effect,” stated the notification.
The statement said that Maryam is authorised to reorganise the party at all functional tiers/levels as “chief organiser”.
Taking to Twitter, Federal Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb shared a notification issued by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in which Maryam Nawaz has been authorized to re-organise the party at all functional tiers/levels as the “Chief Organizer”.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar congratulated Maryam and offered his best wishes to her.
“Heartiest congratulations and best wishes for Maryam Nawaz Sharif on her appointment as SVP/Chief Organiser of PML-N by the party President Shehbaz Sharif in consultation with the party Quaid Nawaz Sharif,” Dar wrote.
Maryam was appointed one of the 16 vice presidents of the party on May 3, 2019.
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Her appointment was challenged by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The then-foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had questioned how a person, who has been sentenced by a court, can be appointed as vice-president of a political party.
Maryam has been actively running the party’s election campaigns and holding public gatherings in different cities.
Currently, she is in the United Kingdom with her father, PML-N supremo, Nawaz Sharif.