We're Nawaz Sharif! Saad Rafique's battle cry before the showdown

Hours before the election for the PM seat, former minister tweets that it's the PML-N's day


News Desk August 01, 2017
Khawaja Saad Rafique. PHOTO: PPI/File

Hours before the election for the prime minister's seat on Tuesday, former railways minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique let out a battle cry on Twitter.

He tweeted, "Who else would you stop and until when? We're Sadiq, we're Ameen, We're Nawaz Sharif!.



He went on to tweet that the PML-N craze would be the order of the day. Democracy with the masses, governance with authority and State with the Constitution.



The National Assembly will convenes on Tuesday to elect a new leader of the house after the Supreme Court deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and disqualified him from holding a public office for hiding assets (not Sadiq and Ameen under Article 62 of the Constitution) in his nomination papers for the 2013 general elections.

Who will succeed Sharif? MPs decide today

The parliamentary party of PML-N named Sharif’s younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif, as his successor over the weekend, but he must first enter parliament by contesting the seat left vacant by Sharif.

In the meantime the ruling party, which enjoys a majority in parliament, has nominated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the petroleum minister in Sharif’s cabinet, as interim prime minister.

Abbasi is set to be rubber-stamped as placeholder in the parliamentary vote. The opposition could also field a candidate but has little chance of securing enough votes in the 342-seat house. Moreover, the opposition house is divided as they could not agree on fielding a joint candidate to challenge Abbasi.

COMMENTS (2)

Pakistani | 4 years ago | Reply Given his understanding of a 5-0 verdict from the SC (and what is to follow from NAB) and his intelligence, it is quite likely that he thinks that Sadiq and Ameen are persons!!
kilo | 4 years ago | Reply Saad Rafique..now is the time to prove your credential...lohay ke chane, mitti ke chane or only plain chane ..hain ji
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