Cases registered against PML-N vice-president for holding rally, protest without permission

Cases were filed against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz for holding a rally without prior permission from relevant provincial authorities, media reported.

On July 21, Maryam announced that she was holding a rally and protest in Faisalabad to gather support for her incarcerated father Nawaz Sharif. However, the administration had not given her permission to carry out the activity.

Local police stations registered cases under the loudspeaker and maintenance of public order acts.

Other members of the party who are accused in the case include former Sindh governor Mouhammad Zubair, Javed Latif, Talal Chaudhry, and others.

Punjab Information and Culture Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal said criticised Maryam and said she should ‘account for her corruption’ instead of leading political rallies.

The provincial minister also said the opposition wants to create unrest in the country. “The PML-N has fallen victim to its own contradictory statements and half of its leadership wants to strike a deal while the remaining wants to stage a protest,” he said. “With each passing day, PML-N workers are also deserting its leadership.”