LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Saturday said that the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif has uplifted the image of Pakistan internationally.
The PML-Q leader, speaking to journalists, said that the former prime minister is calling people to come on street against the judiciary and the armed forces of the country, but the people are not responding to the call of a disqualified premier.
The PML-Q leader said the Constitution calls for the completion of the assemblies tenure, not prime ministers.
“This is the third consecutive assembly completing its term. Nawaz Sharif’s party is in power even after his disqualification,” said Elahi and added that Nawaz was disqualified by the Supreme Court.
The PML-Q leader claimed that foreign envoys in Islamabad called the Supreme Court’s decision ‘historic’.
“Almighty gave three opportunities to Nawaz Sharif and he failed in every one of them,” he added.
“Nawaz and Shehbaz are promising to bring a revolution, after ruling for more than 25 years, they are promising a revolution after disqualification.”
He said that after the disqualification of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani, Nawaz Sharif welcomed the decision, saying that there is no law of the jungle in the country, now today he wants to bring back the same law from his rally of patwaris and government employees.
“There is no point of any protest if it’s without agenda,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nawaz’s cavalcade is moving towards Shahdara, through Kala Shah Kaku area.
Earlier today, Nawaz’s caravan reached Muridke on the way to Lahore during the final leg of his ‘homecoming’ rally.
Addressing his supporters during a stopover at Muridke, Nawaz pledged his loyalty to the public and said he would “never betray” them.
“Today, Nawaz Sharif has come to you. You made Nawaz Sharif the PM, you sent Nawaz Sharif to Islamabad. There is no corruption against me. No irregularities. No discrepancies,” he said to loud chants of support from the crowd.
“Tell me, do you accept the [Supreme Court] verdict? Do you accept this insult to your mandate?” the ousted prime minister questioned.
Nawaz lamented that Pakistan was “facing ridicule” around the world because of the apex court’s judgment.
“This is a joke. Pakistanis reject this decision. I will see to it that your vote is respected. PML-N will see to it,” Nawaz vowed.
On Saturday morning, Nawaz’s convoy left Gujranwala for Lahore on the fourth day of the rally.
The former PM’s cavalcade made its first stopover at Kamoke, as eager supporters gathered on the route in hundreds to greet him.
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.