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Conspiracies for my ouster began over 3 years ago: Nawaz Sharif

13 August 2017
Conspiracies for my ouster began over 3 years ago: Nawaz Sharif

The Sharif family has finally chose to field Kulsoom Nawaz in bye-election for the NA-120 seat, which fell vacant after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers case, as her two separate nomination papers were filed before the returning officer (RO) on Friday.

Kulsoom is the only member of the Sharif family whose name has never been mentioned in any corruption cases.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid also submitted her nomination papers in the morning.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif continued a slow, defiant procession down the Grand Trunk Road on Thursday, inching closer to his stronghold of Lahore in a bid to rally supporters after his ouster.

Nawaz said he had presented his case in the court of people, as they had made him the prime minister.

The other Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) candidate who has submitted nomination papers is Hafiz Noman and from PTI the other candidate is Andaleeb Abbas.

Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister has been on the road rallying support after being forced to resign by the country's Supreme Court.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that millions of people had voted to elect their leader, but unfortunately a few had conspired to overthrow the democratic government.

The rally at Muridke was warmly welcomed by a large number of the PML-N workers and supporters. Sharif asked. To make sure that their vote is respected, he asked people to stand by him. Did I commit any kind of corruption?

Observers say with Kalsoom's nomination for the parliament seat, Sharif intends to seek the dominant role of his family in politics and try to retain his traditional parliament seat in Lahore.

Sharif said that across his journey he saw that citizens had not accepted his disqualification and asked his supporters to await his next move, without elaborating.

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

The child, identified as Ahmad, was among a crowd of supporters gathered to greet Nawaz Sharif as his motorcade passed through Lalamusa. "Promise me you won't allow your prime minister to be humiliated this way", he said.

Sharif said he was not seeking restoration but his struggle was to institute "respect for the mandate of the people". "The court of the people of Pakistan has given its verdict in my favour", he said.