JHELUM: Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted by Supreme Court (SC) under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution in Panama Leaks case, has resumed his ‘homecoming rally’ towards Lahore on third day today (Friday) after a stopover in Jhelum.
Sources told that Sharif’s cavalcade will reach Gujranwala today, where it would likely to have an overnight stay and then will leave for Lahore on Saturday morning.
Thousands of PML-N supporters thronged the GT Road to express solidarity and love for their ousted leader whereas camps have also been formed all along the way to welcome him.
The workers have displayed banners, flexes, party flags and posters on the route whereas more than 6,000 security personnel have been deployed to avoid any untoward incident. All the areas around the route will be sealed as the cavalcade approaches.
Addressing the rally after reaching Jhelum, Nawaz Sharif said that he had promised to do whatever it took to take Pakistan towards prosperity and things have improved a lot during the last four years.
“The parties that were going into a different direction in Balochistan, were brought into the mainstream. We made a coalition government there. We saved Karachi from the menace that it was under in 2013. Today, motorways are being made throughout the country and the economic resurgence is underway”, he continued.
He said that he was ousted by 5 judges in just 1 minute. “Isn’t it a disgrace to the people of Pakistan that 5 honourable judges ousted the PM who you had voted to power? The people should ask them why they ousted Nawaz Sharif when he had done no corruption”, he said.
“I want to ask why they ousted me. Someone tell me why I was ousted. There were no charges of corruption or kickbacks on me. Did they oust me because Pakistan was progressing and the poor were getting employment”, he said.
He said that the nation will avenge everything that had been done with him. “If you hold these people accountable for their deeds now then Pakistan will surely survive”, he added.