PML-N fighting against ‘invisible forces’: Nawaz


-PML-N supremo says his party is not competing with Imran Khan, Asif Zardari

SADIQABAD: Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was competing neither against Imran Khan nor Asif Ali Zardari, adding that his party was in a constant struggle against the invisible forces.

Addressing a PML-N rally in Sadiqabad, the party’s supremo said, “I and PML-N are competing against neither Imran Khan nor Asif Zardari. Our competition is with the invisible forces. In this fight, the people of Sadiqabad are with me.”

He declared that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was nothing in front of him, adding that he had no competition with Imran Khan.

The former premier then turned his guns towards Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman, saying, “Zardari sahib, Nawaz Sharif does not have a competition with you as well.”

He said that Sadiqabad and south Punjab had also experienced the awakening. “I am very lucky for one does not get such respect from people easily.”

Nawaz said the next 70 years in the country would not be like the past 70 years, recalling how democratically elected government were sent home in Pakistan’s history.

“I served the people by getting rid of darkness and terrorism, and made motorways,” he said. “But I was disqualified only because of not receiving salary from my own son.”

Calling 2018 general elections a referendum, he hoped that the next 70 years would be the years of Pakistan’s prosperity, which would bring employment for the poor.

He promised to issue health cards to poor people and said, “Home for everyone will be our manifesto.”

Nawaz said Pakistan could become the Asian tiger in the next 10 years.

Earlier, Maryam Nawaz said the political turncoats would not succeed this time around, hailing Khawaja Asif for his loyalty. “People hold Khawaja Asif in high esteem for he is a loyal person. The entire city turned up to welcome Asif after he was disqualified.”

The former first daughter said the ones abandoning the party would meet such an end that they would think ten times before jumping ship.