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Nawaz Sharif elected PML-N president unopposed

Lauds PM Shehbaz’s loyalty| Says Saqib Nisar’s decision thrown into dustbin | During the 2018 general elections Nawaz Sharif’s election victory was turned into a defeat: PM Shehbaz tells workers

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May 28, 2024 12:48 PM


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Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was elected as the PML-N president unopposed on Tuesday after six years, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The PML-N supremo returned to the party’s helm six years after he lost the party president’s office due to a Supreme Court decision in the Panama Papers case. Addressing the general council meeting, Nawaz told the party workers and leaders that it was time to rejoice not because he was reassuming the presidency but because “Saqib Nisar’s decision has been thrown into the dustbin”.

He told the party worker, “Call those who decided that Nawaz is disqualified forever. Today, Nawaz is standing before you again. Why was the decision made and for what reason? That Nawaz didn’t take a salary from his son.”

Nawaz Sharif while congratulating the party workers said that “by the grace of Allah, I am meeting you today after many years”. He further said, “You are the people who run and founded the PML-N, we are proud of you, storms came, you didn't care about anyone”. 

The former PM said, “I offer my heartiest congratulations to Shehbaz Sharif and my younger brother. There were many ups and downs, but Shehbaz Sharif stood firm and cleared all the tests. He told the party workers and leaders that, “You know many people tried to create rifts between him and Shehbaz Sharif.

He praised Shehbaz Sharif, who did not bow down and remained loyal. He said, “Shehbaz Sharif was told that he (Shehbaz Sharif) will be made the Prime Minister of Pakistan if he leaves Nawaz Sharif but Shehbaz never compromised on the principle and remained loyal with the party”.

Nawaz Sharif also felicitated Maryam Nawaz by saying that she mobilized the party during hard times. The former Prime Minister said, “there was a time when I was in prison, when she came to visit me and they arrested her in front of my eyes”.

Nawaz Sharif said, Hamza Shehbaz also faced the jail term with grace and all this was for his party and his country.

He further said party leaders Rana Sanaullah, Tariq Fazal Ch, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra are all sitting and many other party workers and leaders also served the jail with honor. He said Shahid Kahaqan Abbasi and Miftah Ismail also faced the jails bravely.

Nawaz Sharif said unfortunately the well-wishers of the country were being mistreated since 1947. He said Pakistan’s prosperity was snatched by few elements. He said the “public mandated was destroyed by the five people”.

He said “we should admit that we ourselves destroyed our country. He said if PML-N governments were not removed now the country would have been ranked among the developed nations”.

Nawaz Sharif said, “Ever since I became the Chief Minister of Punjab from 1985 till now, he saw many events in front of my eyes. Whenever the PML-N government has come, whether it is at the center or in the province”.

He said “if PML-N governments would not have been removed under the conspiracy, Pakistan would have been a key power in South Asia”.

He said leg dragging had been continued on for a long time which weakened Pakistan. He said, “we must admit that we have destroyed ourselves. If my legs had not been pulled when I took over the government in 1990, there would have been no such thing as poverty in Pakistan”.

PML-N chief said, “in my tenure, the dollar was at 104 versus US dollar. In 2017, the price of bread was 4 rupees and gold was 50 thousand rupees while the vegetables were Rs 10 per kg”.

Nawaz said in 1990, “We did not have begging bowl in our hands and did everything with our own resources”. He claimed, “PML-N established peace in Karachi, we built the motorway. We ended the loadshedding in the country. The stock market was booming and the CPEC was started”.

PML-N chief said “the prosperity of Pakistan was taken away by only four or five people.”

While referring to Saqib Nisar PML-N chief said, “You have ruined Pakistan and our party in false cases, I faced 150 appearances in fake cases. The High Court dismissed all the cases, why false cases were made against us”.

Referring to the cases against PTI chief, Nawaz Sharif said the cases against Imran Khan were true. He told Imran Khan that, “you came to politics while sitting on their shoulders, you should take out that tapes when you (Imran) told him to come to Bani Gala, adding that PML-N had the mandate at that time.”

Nawaz Sharif said after talks Imran Khan sked him to build the Banigala road which I got built in weeks.

Former Prime Minister said but soon after the meeting, “Imran Khan, goes to London, where the London Plan was made. Meanwhile, one Maulana Sahib came from Canada and one was Parvez Elahi Sahib and it was decided in London that they have to go to Pakistan and stage a sit-in. And I was told to resign and go home or you will be repent but I told them that Nawaz Sharif will never resigned”.

Earlier, addressing the general council meeting, Prime Minister Shehbaz congratulated his brother on reassuming the party presidency. “The injustice which was committed against you in 2017 … God has restored you to the position and respect as before with this great majority.”

He said the responsibility and trust which was given to him was today returned to Nawaz. Shehbaz said those who had tried to “humiliate” Nawaz’s achievements and services to the nation through “betrayal and fraud” were today shamed themselves while his brother stood vindicated.

The prime minister said his brother was disqualified in bogus and baseless cases, adding that even his opponents were forced to admit the injustice with the elder Sharif.

Shehbaz directly accused PTI founder Imran Khan of being behind the alleged rigging in the 2018 general elections, saying that “Nawaz’s winning election was turned into a defeat.” The prime minister excoriated the PTI founder for allegedly criticising the army.

Reporter: Rao Dilshad Hussain


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