Sometimes in 2016 Ms. Maryam Nawaz Sharif summoned a team led by the Secretary of the Ministry of Information, Mr. Imran Gardezi, of which I was a member to investigate why the media does not present the government’s perspective on establishment. This was the first time I met Ms. Maryam, who used to oversee the government’s Social Media Cell at the time. I found her a highly intelligent, aggressive, goal-oriented, never willing to accept defeat, and resolute in the face of adversity. The rift between the government and the establishment which started in 2014 during sit-ins was heightened in 2016. During various high-level meetings, one could sense the ministers’ inability to carry out their responsibilities due to the establishment’s immense pressure. Perhaps the establishment was preparing to launch another experiment with the goal of altering the political landscape of the country by destroying the two-party ecosystem for good. Despite imminent threats, Maryam fought the military establishment tooth and nail, relying on her indomitable spirit, proven grit, and courage. The 2017 Dawn Leak solidified the establishment’s grip on the civilian affairs and levelled the ground for further chastising of Nawaz Sharif. Maryam defended the Dawn Leaks by declaring it factually correct and asserting that it was the government’s responsibility to take steps to address the concerns. Further elaborating in an interview, she stated that it was the government’s job to “remove misperceptions” and “correct the course” of the country’s foreign policy. ollowing the announcement of elections, PDM’s future is uncertain. Currently, she is the one fighting on multiple fronts and advancing the PML(N) narrative, which is based on four main pillars: the honourable and fully exonerated return of Mr. Nawaz Sharif to lead the party in the next general election, eroding the public support of Imran Khan, who is currently riding a popularity wave, limiting the establishment, judiciary and all other institutions to their constitutional role and regaining lost public support to win the upcoming general elections. She seemed confident and determined in pursuit of her set objectives, but what if she doesn’t succeed? Her track record attests to her political savvy, and her resilience in the face of adversity exemplifies her perseverance and absolute grit. She possesses all the qualifications necessary to fill the country’s top position. Her track record demonstrates that she is capable of handling multiple challenges simultaneously without sacrificing one for the other. Undeterred in the face of adversity, she always gets what she wants. Is it only a matter of time? The write is the former Press Secretary to the President of Pakistan, and former Press Minister at Embassy of Pakistan to France.