Wife of deposed Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to run for parliament

Posted August 13, 2017

The nomination papers of Kulsoom Nawaz were reportedly submitted with four different proposers and seconders after through consultation with legal experts while keeping in view the issue of declaration of assets by her and other family members in the backdrop of ouster of her husband by the Supreme Court over mis-declaration of assets.

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.

As per schedule announced by the ECP for bye-elections in NA-120, today (August 12) is last day for filing the nomination papers while the polling will be held on September 17.

The roadshow via the iconic Grand Trunk Road, which links a large part of South Asia from Bangladesh to Afghanistan, came despite security threats and drew thousands of Sharif supporters on their way to the provincial capital of Punjab.

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

On Tuesday, the Election Commission, through a notice, told the PML-N that Nawaz Sharif can not lead the party after disqualification under the Political Parties Order 2002.

Sharif was the 15th prime minister in Pakistan's 70-year history-roughly half of which has been spent under military rule-to be ousted before completing a full term.

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.

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The rally at Muridke was warmly welcomed by a large number of the PML-N workers and supporters. "Isn't it a disgrace to the people of Pakistan that 5 judges ousted the PM who you had voted to power?" "I was removed in a minute", he said. "If I was corrupt then I would have been ashamed", he said.

Sharif vowed that he would not sit back home. "We would have to make sure that your vote is respected". Someone tell me why I was ousted.

Sharif embarked on a roadshow from Islamabad to his ruling party's stronghold Lahore on Wednesday in a show of strength ahead of the crucial general elections next year.

Nawaz asked the people, "I don't expect you to reinstate me, but I want you to support me for the betterment of this country".

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