Addressing the rally in Gujrat, ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif questioned the participants if they had accepted the Supreme Court’s verdict to depose him from the premiership.
The former PM said people voted him to power for ending the prolonged power cuts and to propel the country’s economy, claiming the power outages will be eliminated by the next year. “We were taking the country forward but I was not allowed to work and was thrown out on fast track,” he lamented.
Nawaz went on to claim that no one would have remained jobless in the country had he not been disqualified by the apex court. “Your vote has been humiliated,” he told his workers and asked if they would support him.
Earlier, Nawaz’s ‘homecoming’ rally reached Gujrat on its third day after it set off from Punjab House, Islamabad for Lahore via GT Road.
After an overnight stay in Jhelum where the former PM had addressed a crowd of thousands of supporters, his convoy set out on its way again and reached Gujrat in the afternoon.
As has been the case throughout his journey, he was greeted there with hundreds of party activists and supporters, showing their leader with rose petals.