In a rather stage-managed action, Maryam Nawaz shot down reports of a rift with PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. She had earlier mentioned that after Imran Khan someone else was in line to be selected as the new prime minister.
Correctly interpreting her dig to be aimed at him Bilawal retorted that his legacy was singularly bereft of getting selected for high office and countered that a family from Lahore does have such dubious credentials. Realising that her comment was in bad taste she hurried forwards to allay the impression of bad-blood between the political allies. It is quite unfortunate for political operatives to fall for the stuff churned out by the rumour mills and Maryam proved to be no exception.
Bilawal also got carried away by his sentiments though his comment was far more aggressive in intent. The bitterness appears to be the outcome of the confrontation between the two parties over the position of the Leader of Opposition in the Senate. The situation has turned intense with PMLN and PPP leaders claiming their respective parties have the right to the key position in the Senate. TW