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Maryam Nawaz prefers 'simplicity', says minister on CM's clothing choice

"Maryam [Nawaz] wears normal clothes [whereas] her other clothes are old and date before [February 8] general elections," Azma Bukhari says

By Web Desk
April 24, 2024

Punjab Information Minister Azma Bukhari has said that Maryam Nawaz prefers simplicity and has inculcated significant changes in her lifestyle after taking charge as Punjab chief minsiter.

Speaking during Geo News' programme "Geo Pakistan" on Wednesday, Bukhari said: "Maryam [Nawaz] wears normal clothes [whereas] her other clothes are old and date before the [February 8] general elections."

The spokesperson's comments come as Maryam, who made history after becoming Punjab's first-ever female CM in February, has showcased herself as a rather proactive provincial chief executive which has arguably resulted in her being in even more limelight than her role as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) senior vice president.

Undeterred by the criticism hurled by political opponents, Maryam has been accused by social media users of allegedly wearing expensive and branded clothes.

Responding to the allegations, Bukhari said that CM Punjab likes and mostly wears simple clothes.

"I didn't say she doesn't wear branded clothes, she prefers simple clothes now," the minister noted.

However, lamenting the unnecessary scrutiny, Bukhari stressed that CM Maryam doesn't need anyone's permission for what she wears.

"It is CM Maryam's performance that should be discussed," she said.

CM's projects are not merely file works

Commenting on the various initiatives undertaken by the provincial government, the information minister stressed that no project of CM Maryam is paperwork and all of them will see completion.

Highlighting the significance of the Punjab government's "Panic Helpline", Bukhari clarified that it isn't limited to women and is meant for all vulnerable sections of society.

The app, she noted, will be linked to the police control system.

Furthermore, the minister revealed that breakfast meals will be provided to 500,000 children in South Punjab with the project set to commence in two months.