A change of heart was seen by Mian Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Safdar, together with Hamza Shahbaz at the Sangla Hill Jalsa. Shifting from their normal anti-judiciary and anti-military stand, they moved the focus to their political rivals, Imran Khan and Asif Ali Zardari.
Mian Nawaz Sharif continued an anti-judiciary stand ever since his disqualification by the Supreme Court on 28th July 2017. He continued claiming that he will restore the sanctity of the vote, and the rule of law, supported wholeheartedly by his daughter Maryam Nawaz in their anti-judiciary and military stance.
However, the rally held at Sangla hill on Sunday the 18th of March, 2018 displayed a wholly different side of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, who didn’t utter a single word against the state institutions and restricted themselves to criticizing only their political rivals.
Their focus remained on the 12th March Senate Chairmanship elections in which the PPP and PTI supported an independent candidate from Balochistan, Mir Sadiq Sanjrani, and defeated the PML-N nominated candidate.