'Aggressive' Nawaz Sharif attacks judges for ousting him as Pakistan Prime Minister

Aaron Brown
August 11, 2017

But Sharif, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court last year for not being honest about his assets, remained unfazed by any of this and insisted the rally was the first step to bringing his party back to power in next year's general elections.

The former prime minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, is going to call on the people of Pakistan to decide for themselves whether he is guilty of the crimes he has been charged with.

Addressing Nawaz Kaira said that he was sent home by a bench of the apex court that comprised five judges. "This needs to change if Pakistan is to progress", said Sharif, who in 1999 was ousted by then Army chief Pervez Musharraf.

Sharif, in recent meetings with party leaders, lawyers and media, has expressed his displeasure over the court ruling.

"Every prime minister in this country was given one-and- a-half-year tenure, on average, to govern".

Supporters of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif celebrate ahead of Sharif's convoy leaving Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.

Security has been heightened in Lahore ahead of the arrival of Sharif as PML-N members believe that the Sunday explosion of a fruit-laden parked truck here was meant to target the former Prime Minister's convoy that was scheduled to pass on way to Lahore. He added, 'A divide is being witnessed in the ruling party'.

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Qadri has asked his supporters to wait for his call for a rally along the same Grand Trunk Road that Sharif chose for the path of his rally.

No democratically elected civilian prime minister in Pakistan has completed a full term in the office. "Now PML-N can win NA-120 by-election only if Begum Kulsoom is the candidate", he said.

A plan to address supporters in Islamabad was cancelled due to security reasons and paucity of time, party leaders said.

He has not visited Lahore, his hometown, since his ouster from the government.

On Monday, dozens of people were wounded when a truck exploded near a Lahore market which falls along the planned route for Sharif's rally, rescue officials told Al Jazeera.

"It is unusual that a man who has been disqualified is planning to.Tell people he is innocent", said the cricketer- turned-politician.

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