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Lodhran win has frightened rivals, says Nawaz.

Byline: Sajid Zia

LAHORE -- Former premier Nawaz Sharif yesterday said PML-N victory in Lodhran by-election had frightened his opponents.

He was talking to media persons at Jamia Naeemia where he met Maulana Hussain Naeemi to condole the death of the latter's wife.

Nawaz Sharif thanked Allah Almighty over the PML-N victory in Lodhran by-election and said it was a clear message to his political rival (Imran Khan) who always followed the politics of lies, allegations and conspiracies. The PML-N victory in Lodhran had frightened his rivals , he claimed, adding the political opponents should also take into account the kind of politics they had been doing.

He announced to carry his message for the sanctity of vote to every nook and corner of the country. 'We want restoration of the sanctity of vote which is being violated for the last 70 years of the national history,' he said.

Nawaz Sharif said his narrative on reviving the sanctity of vote had been welcomed by ever Pakistani and he would take this message everywhere in the country.

Nawaz Sharif whom the Supreme Court disqualified as a member of the parliament on July 28 said the public mandate must be respected. No one could be allowed to make mockery of it, he added. Without respect to the public mandate, the country could not make progress, he asserted.

Referring to the Supreme Court decision against him and in support of his political rival Imran Khan, the former premier said those who had served the country had been disqualified while the opponents had been declared Sadiq and Ameen. He said those sitting in the courts would also have to appear one day before Allah Almighty to give an answer for their deeds. 'I was disqualified for not accepting salary from my son. Can anyone think it'? he questioned.

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Publication:The Nation (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 15, 2018
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