Nawaz mulling continuation of mass contact campaign after GT Road power show

  • Nawaz Sharif is thinking about taking out another procession from Lahore to Faisalabad or Multan, or Islamabad to Abbottabad or Peshawar: Pervez Rashid
  • The future course of actions would be announced in few days: Pervez Rashid
Pakistan

LAHORE – Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who just concluded his GT Road rally from the capital to Lahore is seriously thinking about continuing mass contact campaign in other parts of the province.

Sharif, who was disqualified by a five-member bench of the supreme court in Panama case verdict is camped at his Jati Umrah palatial farm house and his close confidants confirm his deliberations regarding future rallies.

Pervaiz Rasheed, an insider of ‘House of Sharif’ disclosed to Dawn News that to ensure civilian supremacy, former premier was eyeing rallies in days to come as well.

“After getting an overwhelming response of the people during his homecoming from Islamabad, Mian Nawaz Sharif is thinking about holding another round of rallies in his mass contact campaign to ensure respect of their vote,” he said.

“On Monday, Nawaz Sharif will hold meetings with party leaders and discuss proposals, including whether to take out another procession from Lahore to Faisalabad or Multan, or Islamabad to Abbottabad or Peshawar in the second phase of the campaign,” the former information minister said.

Rashid, who lost his job after the Dawn leaks controversy expressed that it was not a long march but a campaign to meet people on roads who want the respect of their vote.

‘People are utterly disappointed to see the ouster of the prime minister they elected through the power of their vote. For them Nawaz Sharif has to come out on roads.’ he added.

Regarding the future course of actions, the Senator maintained that Nawaz Sharif would announce it in few days.

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The third-time elected premier Nawaz Sharif faced one of the worst blows of his political stint when on July 28, the top court ordered his disqualification for concealing his employment with Capital FZE, a firm managed by his younger son Hassan Nawaz.

After the verdict, Sharif took a rally from Islamabad on Wednesday that completed its journey in four days.

In his explosive addresses, Nawaz Sharif, who can never become a legislator again, urged the masses to help him establish civilian supremacy in the country.

The former premier also hinted at amending the constitution in a move that political observers think points to abolishing article 62, 63 of the Constitution, that led to his disqualification.