LODHRAN – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said that people of Lodhran restored the sanctity of vote during NA-154 by-elections.
He is speaking at the workers’ convention in Lodhran. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shehbaz showed up in Lodhran days after their party bagged victory in NA-154 by-elections by beating the main rival, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
PML-N leader Iqbal Shah, who won the by-election, and other party leaders are also present on the occasion.
Nawaz Sharif said that citizens of Lodhran have dismissed the arrogance of PTI chief Imran Khan. He added that now public of Pakistan will take the decision not the umpire.
Lamenting the decision of the Supreme Court in Panamagate verdict, the former premier said that he was disqualified for not taking the salary from his son.
IG of Liars
Addressing the public gathering, the Punjab CM said: “We are here to thank the public of Lodhran for supporting PML-N in the by-elections”. He said: “Lodhran rejected those who looted money of people in the guise of loans”.
He called PTI chief Imran Khan “IG of liars”.
Shehbaz Sharif said that Punjab government in collaboration with the federal government provided fertilizers to farmers at the reduced price. He said that the provincial government was providing interest-free loans to the farmers.
Addressing the public, he announced to build an underpass in Pattanwala and bypass in Dunyapur.
A large number of party workers and supporters reached the stadium and dancing to the beat of drums and party anthems.
The NA-154 seat fell vacant after the Supreme Court disqualified PTI’s former general secretary Jahangir Tareen in 2017.
On February 12, PML-N fielded Syed Muhammad Iqbal Shah for as its candidate, while Jahangir’s son Ali Tareen contested from PTI.
PML-N’s Iqbal Shah won the by-elections with 113,542 votes, while his competitor, Ali Tareen, bagged 85,993 votes.