We are fighting a battle for the people of Pakistan

LAHORE: PMLN supremo and newly elected party president Nawaz Sharif while speaking to gathering that we are fighting a for the people of Pakistan. We will restore the respect of people’s vote.

Nawaz, reminding the audience about the progress made under the PML-N government, said the electricity situation has improved by leaps and bounds and the overall state of the economy has improved.

He also took credit for lowering fuel prices in the country and said, “We brought the multi-billion dollar CPEC to Pakistan”.

The PML-N chief also said that no other government has fulfilled its promises in the same manner that PML-N has done.

Nawaz once again asked the people why was he removed from power as he said, “I am unable to understand the reasons”.

“This decision has come from Islamabad and the people have not accepted it,” said the disqualified premier.

He asked the people for support and said the passion he has witnessed at the venue has moved him.

Nawaz also congratulated those present on behalf of his family for the victory in the by-elections and said the episode has been added to history as a great victory for PML-N.

Nawaz was flanked by senior party leaders including, Shehbaz Sharif, Pervaiz Rashid, Saad Rafique and Asif Kirmani.

Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said the party’s victory in the recently held NA-120 by-polls was a historic win for the PML-N government.

He also said the government of Nawaz Sharif was responsible for bringing the crippling energy crisis in the country under control.

The younger Sharif laid heavy criticism on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan and said the PTI government does not even know the amount of electricity produced in the province.

He added that those who robbed the nation are nowadays giving lectures on TV.

“There was a dengue virus outbreak in the province and Imran Khan was touring the northern areas of the country,” said the Punjab chief minister.

The PML-N earlier this week re-elected Nawaz Sharif as the party’s president for a period of four years.

The formal announcement was made at the party’s general council meeting at Convention Centre, Islamabad by the PML-N’s chief election commissioner Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal.

Nawaz has been elected unopposed as no one else contested against him.

On Monday, the PML-N central working committee approved an amendment to the party’s constitution, paving Nawaz’s way to lead the party following his disqualification from the Supreme Court.

As Nawaz was deemed not fit to be in Parliament, as per the country and party’s laws, he also had to let go of his presidentship of the PML-N.

The intra-party election is being held after the National Assembly on Monday passed the Elections Bill 2017, paving way for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to regain chairmanship of the ruling party.

The bill was also ratified by President Mamnoon Hussain.

A controversial clause in the bill  which was heavily criticised by the opposition  allows politicians disqualified from holding public office to lead political parties.