Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
World News | By Carolyn Briggs

Former Pakistani PM's Wife to Contest for Legislative Seat

Former Pakistani PM's Wife to Contest for Legislative Seat

In a statement in Lahore on Saturday, he said we will continue our journey started under the leadership of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz was today fielded by the ruling PML-N party as a candidate from the seat vacated by her husband who was disqualified by the Supreme Court last month.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry asked Nawaz Sharif who is behind the conspiracy against him, adding that his children will sent to Adiala Jail if they don't take bail.

The by-poll is scheduled to be held on September 17.

Sharif is now holding rallies across Punjab, where the city of Lahore - the Sharif family's home town - is the provincial capital.

The Dawn told Mr Sharif that roadside gatherings, speeches in city centres and slow-moving convoys were not the people's court or a sign of people's verdict.

As news of the boy's death made national headlines, Nawaz Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, took to Twitter to express grief over the incident and said that the local PML-N leadership had been asked to provide assistance to the grieved family.

While discussing about Supreme Court verdict of Panama Leaks, he said that this verdict has disqualified the Prime Minister who was elected by people of Pakistan.

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In what can be called as another taint on Pakistan former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his convoy at a rally hit and killed a 13-year-old boy on Friday.

He said that he was ousted by 5 judges in just one minute.

Political observers believe that Kulsoom knows the complex nature of Pakistani politics as she led the PML-N in hard time and toured the country to seek support for her husband.

Yesterday, Nawaz Sharif said he has been ousted from the office but he remains in the hearts of the people. There were no charges of corruption or kickbacks on me.

"I am going home and I do not want you to get me restored".

Sharif vowed that he would not sit back home. "Promise me that you would do what I tell you", he said. He said until the mandate of the people was respected, Pakistan couldn't make progress.

Yasim Rashid, a doctor by profession contested General Elections in 2013 from the same seat against Nawaz Sharif bagging 52,354 votes in contrast to 91, 683 votes of former.

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