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Nawaz vows to continue struggle for sanctity of vote

LAHORE: Former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday pledged to continue struggle for sanctity of vote.

Addressing a workers convention here at Alhamra Hall, he said  the people had not accepted his disqualification as evident from the victory of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in NA-120 by-polls, which also showed their love for him.

Nawaz Sharif said his struggle was not for power but for the people of Pakistan, and he would emerge victorious. “We will get restored the sanctity of vote,” he added.

Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik, Senators Pervaiz Rashid and Dr Asif Kirmani and Majid Zahoor, MPA, were also present on the occasion.

The PML-N president criticized political opponents, whose designs against the country’s development and progress, he said, would not succeed.

Nawaz Sharif said the PML-N government had brought multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to the country.  Besides, putting the state economy on right track, fuel prices were cut drastically and mega social welfare projects were accomplished in record time, he added.

The PML-N government, he said, had fulfilled all its promises while no other government in the past had done so. He told the charged workers that power load-shedding had considerably been reduced in the country.

Nawaz Sharif thanked the voters of NA-120 constituency supporting Maryam Nawaz while he was with his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz being treated (in London).

He asked the people to continue supporting him in the same manner and with same passion as they had exhibited during the NA-120 by-election.

Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif termed the party’s victory in the NA-120 by-polls historic for the PML-N government. The entire country was focused on the by-election where the PML-N once again emerged victorious.

He made it clear that he could not visit the NA-120 Lahore constituency during the by-polls as he was engaged in finding solution to the issues being faced by the people.

“People are releived of long hours of power outages today only because of the efforts of federal and provincial (Punjab) governments,” he added.

Shehbaz Sharif slammed Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan, whose party’s government (in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) even did not know about how much electricity was produced in the province.

He said those who had robbed the nation were nowadays giving lectures on television channels. He said, “There was a dengue virus outbreak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Imran Khan was touring the northern areas.”