Nawaz’s convoy will reach Lahore today

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GUJRANWALA: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will leave Gujranwala for Lahore late Saturday morning on the fourth day of his GT Road rally.Preparations to welcome the ousted prime minister in Lahore were in full swing, as locals decorated Shahdara Chowk and other venues with posters and banners of Nawaz Sharif.

Ravi Road, all the way from Shahdara to Daata Darbar, was closed to traffic from 9am onwards ahead of Nawaz’s arrival.

PML-N workers and supporters set up stages in different areas of the city as part of the preparations to greet the former PM.

The ouster prime minister, to loud crowd chants of ‘Nawaz Sharif we love you’ in Gujranwala Friday night, said conspiracies were being hatched against his government for the previous three and a half years and pledged to make Pakistan a great country.

Nawaz also paid tribute to the child who was killed earlier in the day in Lalamusa, and said he would visit the child’s household and help them as much as he could. He also prayed for the child’s soul.

“He was the first martyr of our struggle,” said Nawaz

Addressing a massive crowd in Gujrat on the third day of his rally, Nawaz again asked for support to help him bring change to the country.

Playing to the crowd of supporters, Nawaz asked if the people had accepted the verdict against his premiership. The question received a resounding chorus from the crowd which answered in the negative.

“Have you accepted the court’s decision? My appeal is in your court. Nawaz Sharif’s appeal is in your court.”

Reiterating his statements from his address a day earlier in Jhelum, Nawaz said the mandate of the people was torn apart when he was kicked out of office.

He added that it was a matter of respect of 200 million people and no individual could take this right from the people.

The PML-N supremo, on his way to Gujranwala, some 100 kilometres from Jhelum, was greeted by hordes of supporters in Sarai Alamgir, Kharian, Lala Musa and Gujrat.

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