-Sacked premier warns he will not let anyone disrespect vote again
JHELUM: Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday that the 2018 general elections should be treated as a referendum, adding that it is the people who want the decision of disqualification overturned.referendum
Speaking to a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rally in Jhelum, Nawaz Sharif asked, “We have to end these games. Next 70 years should be better than the last 70 years.”
“This (2018 election) will be a referendum,” he clearly stated, asking the people whether they would accompany him against the ”disqualification ruled by five judges of Supreme Court”.
SUPREMACY OF VOTE:
Nawaz Sharif also said that he will not let anyone disrespect the vote ‘again’, maintaining that efforts were being made to send him to jail.
“A prime minister who sincerely serves the country has never been able to hold their office,” Nawaz told the rally participants.
In a jibe at political rival Imran Khan, the PML-N supremo said that the nation will stop Imran rising to power by using a ‘backdoor.’
“Imran turned out to be a man who does not have any principles,” he said.
Signaling out the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan as the most coward man, he lamented that Imran, who had once said that he would never form an alliance with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, was in cahoots with the latter. He alleged that both PTI and PPP sabotaged the Senate elections.
“Imran voted for the arrow [PPP’s electoral symbol] in the Senate elections,” alleged Nawaz.
The PML-N supremo and daughter Maryam Nawaz have been addressing rallies across the country as part of their ‘respect the vote’ campaign following Nawaz’s disqualification by the Supreme Court last year.
On Sunday, the ex-PM addressed a public gathering in Mansehra.