Anjum Ara, mother of Shumaila Rana has been a diehard Nawaz Sharif supporter for decades. She was detained on numerous occassion by the PPP and Musharraf era. Anjum Ara, Anjum Rana, a retired schoolteacher of a private institute, was one of the most vocal supporter of Nawaz Sharif after the 12th October 1999 coup of Musharraf ovr the two-third majority of PML-N and when many stalwarts and close companions of Nawaz Sharif left the party and joined Musharraf-league, Anjum Ara was one of the very few who remained loyal to Sharif brothers.
When the star of PML-N sparkled again, party didn’t forget the loyal Anjum Ara and as she hadn’t had the BA degree, which was must at that time to become member of assembly, her daughter Shumaila Rana was given the status of MPA on the reserved seats for the women. Shumaila Rana has done her masters and is still unmarried and now after getting publicly disgrace is wondering about her future. Her TV footage has become talk of town in which she is allegedly conning with the credit card of some Zaira Malik.
Media Trial, public disgrace, resignation from the MPA seat, termination of her party membership are belly full for the lady and I feel kinda pity for her. But then there is no room for the public representatives. She did a blunder and then tried to cover it up with lame excuses and the matter lingered on, and now after eating hundred onions and hundred shoes, she is not only without any political future but also is facing a tough trial.
PML-N has been steadfast in punishing justly to its members who have been found guilty. They have taken resignation from some and have given stern warnings to some of others. This is a new example and will only strengthen the democracy and will surely restore confidence of the people in their politicos. We all know what kind of people we have in assemblies. Regardless of their party affiliations, majority of parliamentarians are not angels, rather opposite of it. There are many charges, allegations and tales about the corruption, high-handedness, kickbacks and nepotism about every party’s MPAs, MNAs and senators but we have only seen action taken by PML-N, which is refreshing. Perhaps that is why the only governance is seen in the Punjab province of Pakistan