We will continue to fight for sanctity of the vote: Nawaz Sharif

Gujrat: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that he will continue to fight for safeguarding the sanctity of the vote. Nawaz Sharif was addressing a public gathering in Gujrat, on Sunday a day after his party emerged victorious in the Senate polls. The rally is being held at Football Ground Kotla Arab Ali Khan, A 10-foot-long and 120-foot-wide stage has been prepared for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders, while chairs have been placed for over 30,000 participants.

In his address, the former prime minister said that his vision and narrative has reached Kotla. “I know you people have decided to fight a decisive battle,” said Nawaz to the crowd. Nawaz Sharif said that the Senate papers of his party’s candidates were rejected as it had his signature as the president of the PML-N.

“In this manner, the power plants and motorways should also be shut down as they have my signature,” remarked the former prime minister. Nawaz said that the next government will be of the PML-N, adding that whenever he makes a promise he fulfills it.

Nawaz said he is confident that the people of Kotla will not step back when it comes to safeguarding the sanctity of the vote. The former prime minister said that there is no allegation of corruption against him. He further said that he is ready for accountability if any allegation is proved against him, claiming that the decisions taken against him are based on revenge.

Former prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz also earlier addressed the gathering, saying that the recent poll results indicated that the opponents have accepted defeat.

She said that none of the allegations have been proved against the Nawaz Sharif. “Power and rule do not remain forever, fear Allah,” said Maryam Nawaz. “The one owning an offshore company was not ousted, the one not owning was,” she said. The former first daughter said that the political opponents can see imminent defeat in 2018.

Besides Nawaz and Maryam, PML-N’s Pervaiz Rashid, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Asif Kirmani and others will also address the gathering. The PML-N leaders is holding the rally following their lead in Senate polls, according to unofficial results.

PML-N backed independent candidates won 15 Senate seats across the country, unofficial and unverified results showed on Saturday. The independent candidates supported by PML-N secured 11 of 12 seats in the Punjab Assembly and also bagged another two seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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