Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif`s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, has defended her father`s decision to suspend her husband, PML-N leader Captain (retired) Mohammad Safdar from the party on allegations of forming his own group in the party.
Maryam tweeted on micro-blogging site Twitter that she was glad her father preferred justice and equality over family relations, reports The Express Tribune.
She said this negated the notion that PML-N is a family party, adding that no one is above the law and the party stands for the rule of law, justice and fairness.
"I am glad that my father preferred justice & equity over familial relations. This is an unexampled step which negated the notion that PMLN is a family party or patronises favouritism. No one is above law. Justice & fairness must prevail. PMLN stands for rule of law" Maryam tweeted.
"I am also glad that Safdar has taken it positively and vows to abide by party rules and regulations. Thankfully, we as a family keep politics & family matters separate," she added.
Facing threats of mass resignations from workers last week, Nawaz had issued a directive suspending the basic membership of Safdar, who is the chief organiser of the party`s youth wing.
Maryam said there was no discrimination in the party when it came to taking action on disciplinary matters.
"Theres no discrimination when it comes 2 discipline, be it Nawaz Sharifs own daughter. Am proud of u father," she tweeted.