LAHORE - Former Prime Minister and President of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif said that he was deposed over putting the country on the path of development and prosperity.
While addressing the public meeting at company Bagh, Nawaz said he has not seen a bigger public rally in Sheikhupura, adding that it seems from today’s crowd that they will “surpass Lodhran” in the next general elections.
The PML-N recently won a by-election in Lodhran against the incumbent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
“You have welcomed a disqualified prime minister today,” he said, asking the party supporters if he is in fact ‘disqualified’. Nawaz complained that he wasn’t allowed to complete his five-year tenure despite being elected for that time period by the people.
Praising the “transformation of Lahore” by Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Nawaz criticised the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for neglecting development.
“God willing, the [ballot] boxes of [those talking about] umpire’s fingers will remain empty in the next general elections,” said Nawaz.
Nawaz Sharif said that he is scared of no one but God, vowing that he will change the country’s destiny with the help of the people.
The country will be in extreme danger if the things that have been happening for the past 70 years are allowed to continue, he added.
Continuing the practice of asking party supporters to raise their hands if they support the ‘respect the vote’ movement, Nawaz asked why he was removed from office.
Taking out notes of various denominations, from Rs1,000 to Rs10, Nawaz challenged his detractors to prove any corruption against him.