Published: Fri, July 13, 2018

Coming back to save Pakistan from conspirators: Nawaz

Coming back to save Pakistan from conspirators: Nawaz

Scores of party activists faithful to the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif were arrested in night raids ahead of his return to Pakistan and a showdown with the country's security officials and judiciary.

"Despite seeing the bars of prison in front of my eyes, I am going to Pakistan", Sharif told Pakistani journalists this week in London, where he vowed to re-assert "civilian supremacy".

Sharif said he would not stop now regardless of whether he was "taken to prison or gallows".

The PTI workers informed the police officials present outside the Avenfiled apartments of the street brawl against them involving ousted premier Nawaz Sharif's grandsons Junaid and Zakaria, who were immediately taken into custody and shifted to the nearest police station. She said that her family has faced more than 100 court appearances on "bogus" charges following the Panama Papers case.

The run-up to the general election has been marred by accusations that the military is meddling in politics and muzzling the media to help usher cricketer turned politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) into power.

He was elected prime minister in 1990-93.

"We will not accept the results of the 25 July polls if pre-poll rigging is not stopped".


Khan has also denied colluding with the military. It plans to place 371,000 soldiers around polling stations so there can a "free and fair" elections, it added.

Meanwhile, Sharif's mother Begum Shamim Akhter said in a video message that the father-daughter duo were "innocent" and she, too, will go to jail if they are arrested. As per ANI, the PML (N) president said, "We thought Bangladesh is a baggage and it slipped off our hands".

Since then, a host of his allies have been either disqualified by the courts, or face corruption cases. Sections of the party oppose Sharif's combative approach against the army and fear it will turn off voters in a deeply conservative and patriotic Muslim nation of 208 million people.

Before leaving for Lahore, Sharif pledged that he will liberate Pakistan from "those who are running a state above the state".

PML-N leaders claimed that around 300 workers were arrested from Rawalpindi on Tuesday, while several hundred others had been picked up from Lahore and other cities.

"Those who think they can scare us.open your ears and hear this: we are winning this election", Shehbaz Sharif told reporters in Lahore on Thursday.

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