Messi spearheads array of stars thronging rally supporting Nawaz Sharif

by Garry Watts August 11, 2017, 0:07
Messi spearheads array of stars thronging rally supporting Nawaz Sharif

However, key leaders from Sharif's ruling PML-N party were conspicuous by their absence, with some commentators suggesting this could be a reflection of disagreements within the party.

But Sharif and PML-N leadership have decided that Shahbaz should continue in his role as chief minister of the politically vital Punjab province that accounts for more than half of Pakistan's 190 million people. He added, 'A divide is being witnessed in the ruling party'.

Talking about development projects, Nawaz Sharif said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a historic project, which will prove a milestone in development and prosperity of the country.

After around four months, a verdict was reserved by the top court in February and was delivered on April 20 that ordered for formation of a six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the first family.

Just who are you protesting against, does becoming prime minister puts one above the law, Kaira kept lashing out at Nawaz Sharif.

Qadri, the fiery cleric, said Tuesday that he will launch a new anti-government campaign and praised the Supreme Court for disqualifying Sharif.

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It will only increase their determination to work harder against those who are perpetuating this operation", Jaitley said. This led to several bandhs across Kerala and a long phase of political violence. "We will not forget this heinous act.

Thousands of Sharif's supporters gathered in Islamabad on Wednesday to accompany him on the 370km journey, bringing the commercial heart of the capital to a virtual standstill.

He also prayed for the well-being of his brother and the participants of the party's rally as well. Sharif is going to go to his hometown of Lahore via the GT Road in the form of a rally, where he will be addressing his supporters at different points during the journey.

The media quoted Sharif as saying that while the people's mandate catapulted him to power, he was ousted "in a minute".

Kulsoom Nawaz on late Thursday signed nomination papers as PML-N has made a decision to field former first lady for by-poll in NA-120 Lahore-III, fell vacant after disqualification of former PM Nawaz Sharif.

Not everyone who braved the sweltering heat at the rally in Islamabad supported Sharif, however.

Pakistan's next parliamentary election is due in mid-2018, and Hussain said he would be voting for the opposition Pakistan People's Party (PPP).


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