Maryam Nawaz postpones Karachi visit due to COVID-19 situation
KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has postponed her visit to Karachi.
This was announced by PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb who said the visit was postponed due to the coronavirus situation in the country and the risk to party members and the public amid the pandemic.
Maryam Nawaz was expected to arrive in Karachi to lead the election campaign of party’s candidate Miftah Ismail in NA-249 constituency.
The party had planned rally in the area where Maryam Nawaz was expected to address the participants. She was also scheduled to hold meetings with the editors of newspapers, business community and party’s leaders during her visit.
The NA-249 seat had fallen vacant after PTI’s Faisal Vawda had stepped down as an MNA to assume the role of a senator. On April 15, Federal Ministry of Interior issued orders for deployment of paramilitary rangers at polling stations during by-election in the constituency.
The PML-N has fielded former finance minister Miftah Ismail in the by-poll, against PTI’s Amjad Iqbal Afridi, Pakistan Peoples Party’s Qadir Khan Mandokhail, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Muhammad Mursaleen, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal and Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP’s) Nazir Ahmed.