Hamza left red-faced as crowds chant ‘Go Nawaz Go’ during speech | Pakistan Today

Hamza left red-faced as crowds chant ‘Go Nawaz Go’ during speech

  • Punjab CM’s son began criticising sit-in protesters during speech on World Tourism Day when crowds forced him to cut short address and leave venue
  • Participants slam politicians for not letting go of any opportunity to hit back at political rivals

Hamza Shahbaz, son of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and a member of the National Assembly of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), was left red-faced on Saturday when during his address to mark World Tourism Day, crowds started chanting ‘Go Nawaz Go’ slogans forcing him to cut short his speech.

As the central leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz started delivering his speech at Al-Hamra Hall, he started speaking against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek sit-ins in Islamabad to overthrow the incumbent government. Suddenly a woman interrupted him and started chanting ‘Go Nawaz Go.’

Undeterred in her chants and stirring the crowd, ‘Shame shame’ could be heard echoing in the hall as Hamza was forced to cut short his speech and dash towards the exit door.

As Hamza walked towards the exit door, the entire hall rose up to chant ‘Go Nawaz Go’.

Hamza Shahbaz was the chief guest of the event and was expected to address the crowd at 11am but started his speech at 1:30pm, agitating the crowd.

Muhammad Mustafa Ahmed, a participant, told Pakistan Today that the crowd had been waiting for the chief guest, Hamza Shahbaz, since 8am.

“Not only was he (Hamza) late, he ignored the topic of tourism and started criticising the protesting leaders, Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri,” he said, adding that this showed the impact of the protesters on the minds of leaders of the ruling party.

Munaza Ahmed, another participant, said that the government had nothing else to offer than criticising their political opponents.

“The government is least concerned about the plight of Pakistanis. People are committing suicides everyday because of poverty and the ever increasing costs of living, including excessive bills being sent for electricity, yet our leaders are just focused on perpetuating their rule,” she said, adding that political leaders should avoid making political statements at apolitical events.

“Just today a newspaper reported that there had been a 50 per cent decrease in foreign tourism in Pakistan this year due to terrorism and natural calamities but rather than showing concern over the dip in figures, our politicians are focused on criticising their rivals at every forum,” said Shahbaz Khan, a mountaineer from Islamabad.

This is not the first time a PML-N minister has been heckled by the crowds.

Earlier, during Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s speech at Preston University, a student chanted ‘Go Nawaz Go.’ However, Iqbal was not perturbed and continued his speech, while the student was later expelled.

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  1. jamshed kharian-pak said:

    Islamic Republic Of Pakistan Free from zionist usa, england, a Harbinger of Very Very Good News to Millions of Pakistanis & Oppressed in the world, Long Live Muslim World Ir Pakistan has been Reborn Vigourouse Powerful Ir Pakistan

  2. Syed Haider USA said:

    Thyy deserve this as they did nothing for people of Pakistan for last 3 decade

  3. Nadia Noor said:

    What goes around, comes around. Don't worry Imran Khan, you have no idea how you'll be greeted when you gain power-if you ever will!

  4. ali said:

    nadia gee you must be from the shareef family. what has imran khan done wrong apart from waking the nation up. we need to stand with the KHAN against these murderers

  5. Rashid ali said:

    Inshallah ab wo din intna door nahe jb imran khan sahb hamari mulk k prime minster banenge aur nawaz ko jeal k hawale karenge q k us ne bht zulm kya hi apne qoam se. Go nawaz go…

  6. jamshed kharian-pak said:

    Criminal ruling feudal English elites in Islamic Pakistan are on their Last moments of existence the powerful liberation movement is well ahead in few days maybe months there will be announced of another powerful Islamic Power has come in front of world eyes called Ir Pakistan, is totaly blackouted by world medias, Our Great leaders Allama Qadri & Imran Khan are totaly in the service of Peoples of Ir Pakistan, Harbinger of very good news for Ir Pakistan then world of Islam

  7. mohsin khan said:

    Imran Khan is our Hero and is a great leader… Narrow minded people cannot understand his Sublime ideas…… Go Nawaz Go

  8. Amir said:

    Good to see people raising their voices, disagreeing with the so called “leaders” and raising to leave if they don’t like what is being said!
    What I find interesting however is that this guy getting so ruffled by people chanting slogans! I have heard speeches of many heads of states, ministers where people chanted slogans against them and left but they calmly completed what they had to say. Here, these unqualified leaders don’t even expect some one to disagree with them! To rise in protest! Incredible!

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