Another day and more from the rumor mill. This time, rumor has it, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz gave her son a wedding gift with an exorbitant price tag.
Word was that the PML-N Vice, gifted Junaid Safdar a Rs 140 million Mercedes as a wedding gift. Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter to clear the air on that and dubbed all the reports as ‘fake news’.
“This blatant lie is all over social media. It is disappointing how reputed accounts propagate fake news without verification.”
This blatant lie is all over social media. It is disappointing how reputed accounts propagate fake news without verification. pic.twitter.com/C6hYnelhGJ
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) January 20, 2022
It makes sense why the political leader is wary of the attention surrounding lavish displays of wealth. Previously, the family behind the Master Tiles enterprise landed on the Federal Bureau of Revenue’s (FBR) radar after a grand wedding.
Similarly, the Sharif family’s extravagant wedding events for Junaid Safdar and Aisha Saif garnered a lot of criticism online. Netizens particularly bashed the groom for donning a Rs 3 million shatoosh shawl, which is made from the fur of endangered Tibetan antelopes.
Then there was also unwarranted trolling, as people went after the PML-N Vice for looking her best at her son’s wedding. To bashing her for singing amid the wedding festivities. Maryam Nawaz was having none of that and called out the haters on Twitter saying;
“My son’s wedding is a private, family affair. … I, like all mothers, deserve a chance to celebrate the occasion without attracting political commentary.” She concluded, “I humbly request media and everyone else to respect the family’s right to privacy.”
My son’s wedding is a private,family affair. I,like all mothers,deserve a chance to celebrate the occasion without attracting political commentary. I humbly request media and everyone else to respect the family’s right to privacy. Thank you 🙏🏼
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) December 7, 2021
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