Nawaz to address rally in Sahiwal today

Nawaz to address rally in Sahiwal today

SAHIWAL: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will address a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) public gathering in Sahiwal today, marking the start of what party officials claim is its ‘public mobilisation drive’.

Organisers said the PML-N supremo will address the gathering, being held at Sheikh Zafar Ali Stadium, at 4pm.

Strict security arrangements have been made at the venue, with 1,145 police personnel deployed for security duties, according to the district police officer. 

Nawaz, following his disqualification from Parliament in July last year on corruption charges, which he contests, has been holding rallies across the country urging  'sanctity of the vote'. 

Speaking at a party event yesterday, he vowed not to bow down to the machinations against him, but to fight them.

Criticising the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Nawaz said, “Imran Khan, stop with your duplicity and spreading lies. This is not how a new Pakistan will be formed.”

He asked Imran what his party had done for public welfare in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), where the PTI had been in power.

The former premier asked the PTI chief not to compare KP with Punjab. APP/AFP