Day 4: Nawaz Sharif's 'homecoming rally' leaves for Lahore

Casey Dawson
August 13, 2017

After being disqualified by the Supreme Court on July 28, Sharif stepped down and after staying in Murree and Islamabad, Sharif in the company of thousands of his supporters started on a road journey to his home in Lahore.

In a statement while taking to media, he predicted that Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz will be jailed as Supreme Court told NAB to re-open cases of corruption against the Sharif family.

The wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif might not be able to contest upcoming elections in NA-120 on the symbol of "lion" despite representing Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz.

The incident enraged the local resident who later raised slogans against Nawaz Sharif.

The ex-leader has been rallying crowds since Wednesday as he makes his way down the major road from capital Islamabad to his party's stronghold in the eastern city of Lahore, weeks after he was deposed by the Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, the Election Commission, through a notice, told the PML-N that Nawaz Sharif can not lead the party after disqualification under the Political Parties Order 2002.

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A defiant Nawaz Sharif criticised on Thursday the judiciary for forcing him to quit as prime minister, saying it was an "insult" to 200 million people of Pakistan that their elected leader was unceremoniously ousted with a single stroke of pen.

The motorcade of Pakistan's former prime minister hit and killed a 13-year-old boy at a rally where Nawaz Sharif was protesting his recent disqualification from office. Similarly, PML-N leader Musaddiq Malik expressed sorrow over the child's death and sent his condolences to the family.

Sharif said that across his journey he saw that citizens had not accepted his disqualification and asked his supporters to await his next move, without elaborating. Sharif asked. To make sure that their vote is respected, he asked people to stand by him. "One of them (Gen Pervez Musharraf) went out for medical treatment of his backache but never came back to face cases", he said. "There are no allegations of corruption against me". "Promise me you won't allow your prime minister to be humiliated this way", he said.

According to DawnNews, the child was among a crowd of supporters gathered to greet Nawaz Sharif as his motorcade passed through Lalamusa.

Mr Sharif added: "I want to ask why they ousted me".

Pointing out that gathering here serves as a referendum, he claimed that the court of the people of Pakistan has given its verdict in his favour.

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