JARANWALA, Pakistan: The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said 2018 general elections would be a referendum for a new Pakistan where every person would get a respectable job and load-shedding would vanish forever.
While addressing a public gathering at Jinnah Stadium in Jaranwala, Nawaz Sharif said in next general elections, people would once again repose full confidence in the continuity of progressive and pro-people policies of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.
Nawaz Sharif said the people of Jaranwala and Faisalabad had endorsed the PML-N policies of eliminating load-shedding, terrorism, and putting the Country on the path of progress and prosperity.
The former prime minister said there was no parallel between the meeting of PML-N and other opponents as a large number of empty chairs were displayed during the meeting of three main opposition parties in Lahore. He said the huge participation of people in the PML-N meetings, was the dawn of a new prosperous and fully developed Pakistan.
While reiterating his stance over his disqualification, Nawaz Sharif said millions of people voted him to power but he was disqualified afterwards.
“My fault was that I had not received salary from my son and hence I was disqualified and asked to vacate the prime minister’s house,” he said. “Now, I have come to people’s court who could well adjudge my fault.”
Nawaz Sharif said he had a solemn pledge with the people to end load-shedding in his five-year tenure but he was disqualified after four years.
“Despite that, I am proud of fulfilling my promise and pledge,” he said. “Similarly, the promise to link Jaranwala with Motorway was also fulfilled.”
The former prime minister said he would again visit Jaranwala during election days as he had deep love for the people of Jaranwala and Faisalabad.