Written By : Syed Shahid Abbas Kazmi

Silence is really speaking loud. Maryam Nawaz is even silent in recent changing scenario when she have a big chance to engage Government, PTI and Prime Minister Imran Khan. Her silence is meaningful in ongoing political situation in Pakistan. Twitter of Maryam Nawaz Sharif is also adopted a dark curtain of silence.

Politically many thing can be happened in current situation but the most vocal voice of Maryam Nawaz Sharif is not in a mood to cash these happenings.

What is happening? What is going on in Corridors of Power? Hafeez Sheikh lost his position as Federal Minister of Finance. Difference of opinion and decision making was visible between Hafeez Sheikh and other cabinet members. But why Maryam Nawaz Sharif is not in a mood to cash this issue? A big question mark on her silence off course. Let’s have a look on another one. After getting rid of Hafeez Sheikh, Asad Umer was hopeful to get the slot, but Hammad Azhar was selected for the position. Again a good breakthrough for opposition and Maryam Nawaz Sharif. At least score some political taunt on PTI Government for their decision to choose financial team. But again, Maryam Nawaz is gone silent on this issue too. Why? No one knows. Further problems of PTI Government too, case registered against Jehangir Khan Tareen and family. And we all know, of what importance JKT was for PTI and Imran Khan. But not only opposition in general, Maryam Nawaz Sharif in particular are silent on this issue too. Are we witnessing another change regarding Maryam Nawaz Sharif, Mian Nawaz Sharif and PMLN? Last year’s Petroleum Issue washed away Mr. Nadeem Babar, Ex-SA to PM on Petroleum, from Power Corridors. He is not only removed but there are voices, which can be heard, for more investigation into the issue. But interestingly, Maryam Nawaz Sharif and PDM lead Opposition Alliance is silent again. There is something very tasty is being cooked in Political Kitchen? Surely, a big yes.

Overall behavior of Maryam Nawaz Sharif is changed after getting a big setback in Senate Elections. On the forum of PDM, PMLN was assured to get Opposition Leader in Senate of Pakistan. But, in an interesting bouncer PPP get nominated Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani as Leader of the Opposition. No doubt, it was against the decision which was made by PDM but who knows what Asif Ali Zardari is thinking. Maryam Nawaz just amazed on how PPP and Asif Ali Zardari crossed not only PMLN but collectively PDM also. PPP is thinking something big. Change in Punjab is also in mind of AAZ. Pakistan Peoples Party is also in a mood to cash Mian Shahbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz. Rumors are already in public regarding issues between Hamza Shahbaz and Maryam Shahbaz. After getting badly affected in Senate Elections and then failing to get Azam Tarrar as Lead of the Opposition, now Maryam Nawaz changing gears of Politics.

Some meetings may have helped MN in a great deal. She adopted silent mode and trying to re-examine whole situation. She is getting it now that her behavior is really hurting PMLN. PPP is beneficiary to strong stance of MN towards establishment and Government. Maryam is chanting slogans and PPP is squeezing interests from ongoing situation. Sources confirming, that Maryam Nawaz is reshaping his politics in silence. She is sensing the sensivity of current scenario. She is losing what was earned in campaign against Government. Wise ones are also on a move to convince Maryam to get normal and act like a politician, which resulted in calm behavior of Maryam Nawaz both in person and on twitter too.

Things are really changing fast on Political screen of Pakistan. Fazal ur Rehman is not saying much. Maryam Nawaz is silent. PDM Alliance is reshaping. Nawaz Sharif is also rethinking after issue of Opposition Leader in Senate. But we all have to remind ourselves a all time great proverb, “The Silence of the Sea, foreshadows the Storm”.

Syed Shahid Abbad Kazmi

Researcher, Writer, Columnists

President PFUC (Islamabad Chapter)