LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif will formally start his election campaign from NA-249 Karachi constituency, said a party spokesperson on Sunday.
The spokesperson said that Shehbaz would leave for Karachi on Monday for a two day trip during which he would address rallies at Liyari and Malir.
He would also participate in an event of Federation of Chamber of Commerce during his stay. On Sunday, Shehbaz Sharif said that the election on July 25 is a ‘do or die’ effort as the choice before the people is of proven performance and false promises, with politics of ‘dharnas and destabilisation’.
He said that PML-N delivered on all counts while “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) deceived people.”
“Under the leadership of PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif, the party was able to rid the country of the scourges of terrorism and energy crisis that took a heavy toll on the economy,” said Shehbaz. He addressed these views while meeting a delegation of Lawyers’ Wing of PML-N in Model Town.
Shehbaz lauded the role of lawyers in the upholding the rule of law and supremacy of Constitution. He said that the lawyers were the ‘vanguard’ in the struggle for independence of judiciary, which forms a glorious chapter in the country’s history.
The former Punjab CM has asked the party’s lawyers to form legal aid committees to help the party’s candidates with legal advice and keep an eye on any attempts of election rigging. He said that the legal committees should ‘spring into action when anyone tries to break the law or interfere in the electoral process.
Shehbaz Sharif said that provision of level playing fields to all parties is a must so that the people can make informed choices based. He said that the PML-N has prepared a very comprehensive manifesto that contains solutions to the multiple problems facing the country.
“We have prioritized water crisis, health and education as they are the matter of life and death for the nation…If people give us the chance to serve them, we will make sure that the work begins on resolving the water crisis on the same day,” he said adding “We will be expanding our interventions in health and education sector to the whole of Pakistan.”
The PML-N president said that Pakistan will suffer an irreparable damage “if, God-forbid, July 25 polls are not free, fair and transparent.” He added that it will undermine all the progress that has been made in past few years and the real essence of democracy and supremacy of ballot. “Preventing rigging and promoting fair free and transparent polls is our goal and Lawyers Forum will play a key role in this regard,” he said.