Maryam Nawaz had led the PML-N in a testing time

Lahore(BBC ASIA) Pakistan Peoples Party senior leader Aitazaz Ahsan has praised Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for leading the ruling party in a testing time.

“In my opinion Maryam played on the front foot,” he said during a brief media talk in front of the Lahore registry of the Supreme Court, where he had come to cast a vote in the annual Supreme Court Bar Association election.

“If I was a member of the PML-N, I would be saying that Maryam had led the party and taken it out of a tight corner where it was being taken over by Shahbaz Sharif, Chaudhry Nisar Ali and others,” he said, and reiterated that he did not put much store in the opinions against Maryam, even though he was highly critical of the PML-N’s overall policies.

Most political analysts and talk-show hosts discussed Mr Ahsan’s statement regarding Maryam on their TV shows later in the day, and mostly expressed surprise at his remarks.

The PPP leader told journalists that the minus-one formula had never boded well for any political party, and stressed that those responsible for pushing this formula would have to be defeated.

He endorsed the PML-N’s decision to run the party under Nawaz Sharif’s leadership.

He deplored the PML-N’s policies, saying that the government in Punjab was spending upward of Rs235 billion on the Orange Line Metro Train  project to facilitate 100,000 citizens of Lahore, adding that the amount being spent on the OLMT exceeded the development budget of the entire province of Baluchistan.

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