Nawaz sees record voter turnout in 2018 general elections

All 'extra' security provided to former PM withdrawn

News Desk June 01, 2018
Former PM Nawaz Sharif with his daughter Maryam outside an accountability court in Islamabad. PHOTO: FILE

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that some individuals continued to aspire for the forthcoming general elections to be delayed.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo made the remarks while speaking to journalist at an Islamabad accountability court.  Sharif said such elements could strive all they wanted in vain as he predicted a record voter turnout.

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Commencing his media interaction by querying journalists if elections were being postponed, a beaming Sharif said his remarks were aimed at those striving to impeded the timely conduct of elections. On being asked to comment on recent statements by Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar, an evasive Sharif said trial proceedings looked set to commence.

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Diminished protocol 

Hours after the PML-N-led government completed its tenure, all 'extra' security provided to the former premier stood withdrawn. Sharif noted the diminished protocol as he made his way to court, according to Express News. Conspicuous was the absence of a vehicle equipped with jamming equipment from the motorcade.


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