GUJRAT, Pakistan: The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said right to rule rests with the masses and everybody should respect sanctity of vote.
“Mockery of sanctity of vote should come to an end now. It is the will of the people that should prevail to elect their representatives and give them chance to serve them,” he said addressing a mammoth rally in Gujrat.
Thousands of supporters and party workers thronged to roads to listen to their leader in scorching heat as their enthusiasm was worth seeing who were carrying banners, placard and posters, bearing slogans and picture of their leaders.
They have been waiting for hours in humid weather, their leader who after deposition for the third time had decided to go to his voters and take them into confidence on events that led to his disqualification.
“It is unfortunate that for the last 70 years the mandate of masses had been mocked and no Prime Minister in the country could complete tenure in the government,” he said.
Nawaz Sharif said after coming to power fulfillment of promises was his prime priority but he was not allowed to fulfill this agenda.
“I promised you to end loadshedding, create jobs, revive economy and carry forward development. But, once again I had been dethroned and was not given time to serve you.”
The former prime minister said with the steps taken by his government load shedding had decreased and CNG was available at stations, tube wells were irrigating agriculture land and jobs were being created under the game changer dynamic China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
“I struggled for progress and fulfillment of promises made to you. Had I been not disqualified, situation would have changed,” he added.
Sharif said this trend of sending home, the elected Prime Ministers should end now as he questioned, “why I was sent home when there was no corruption charge against me. Could I be disqualified for not getting salary from my son’s company.”
Nawaz Sharif said there was no charge of corruption, kickbacks or commission against him, then why he was disqualified.
“If loadshedding dwindled in my tenure and peace was restored in Karachi, FATA and Balochistan, then is it a crime,” he said.
The disqualified prime minister said the culture of ‘Might is Right’ can no more survive in the country as he sought masses support to change this culture who reciprocated in the same spirit.
Nawaz Sharif said his government successfully struggled against menaces like energy crisis, terrorism, unemployment and ushered an era of peace and prosperity in the country.
Sharif reiterated that with the support of people, he would continue struggle against problems haunting the people as it a matter of their prestige and sanctity of their vote.
The former minister saluted people for their love and affection for him and promised to continue struggle for their betterment and national progress.