Maryam Nawaz recalls her father’s soft demeanour

Islamabad: Chief Minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province Maryam Nawaz  recalled her father Nawaz Sharif and said that he had said that the country should have good relations with its neighbours. Maryam met a group of Sikh pilgrims from India after which she expressed her feelings and said these things. About two and a half thousand Sikhs from India are currently traveling to Pakistan to participate in the Baisakhi festival.

Maryam Nawaz addressed the gathering at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur. During this, she remembered her father and three-time Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and said that he always used to say that we should not fight with our neighbours. We need to open our hearts to them. Sikh pilgrims reached Kartarpur Sahib  to pay obeisance at the samadhi of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev.

Maryam Nawaz is considered the political successor of Nawaz Sharif. Creating history, Maryam has been elected the first woman Chief Minister of Pakistan. Maryam said that this is the first time that the festival of Baisakhi is being celebrated at the government level in Pakistan. He said, this is my Punjab and we are celebrating all the minority festivals like Holi, Easter and Baisakhi together.

She further said, we here want to speak Punjabi like the people of Indian Punjab. My grandfather was Mian Sharif, caste Umra, resident of Amritsar. When a Punjabi Indian caste brought Umrah soil, I placed it on his grave. Maryam hugged an Indian woman from Amritsar and greeted each other. She said that after becoming the first woman Chief Minister of a province in Pakistan, she received many congratulatory messages from Punjab, India.


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