Statement of Maryam Nawaz Sharif after resignation

Islamabad, November 12, 2014 (PPI-OT): “I feel extremely humbled for the opportunity to serve the youth of Pakistan via Prime Minister’s Youth Program . I’m the proud daughter of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, who has dedicated the best of his years to Public Service and continues to toil hard for his country and his people. Indeed I’m a proud daughter of Pakistan.

I’ve served in Prime Minister’s Youth Program diligently, and to the best of my ability, however purely as a volunteer and on honorary basis – I believe in the spirit of volunteerism – I believe that women need to step up and work hard – women need to compete – women need to contribute to build a strong Pakistan – I support all women who against so many odds are brave enough to come out and struggle hard – I’m happy that PM’s Youth Program is now in great shape – and on track for the next 5 years.

I’m happy that there is good momentum behind these revolutionary initiatives that are now being emulated in various places internationally and are being appreciated by many millions. This is an honour for Pakistan. I feel that this is an appropriate moment to hand over the reigns of PM’s Youth Program to another equally dedicated individual. This program is here to stay and will touch new heights in days, weeks and months ahead; Inshallah.

I’m a committed daughter, a committed worker and a committed Pakistani – I intend to continue my voluntary service for Pakistan and its people in the foot steps of my father, the Prime Minister – Nothing ever will deter me from serving my people and the cause of my land, with or without office/designation. I’m grateful for the enormous support I have received in the past weeks and I assure my well-wishers and the people of Pakistan that they will always find me supporting my father in building a greater, stronger, more prosperous Pakistan.

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