PML-N will not tolerate any bid to 'engineer' elections: Nawaz

Published: July 10, 2018
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Party's supremo also questions ECP's decision to deploy army soldiers inside polling stations. VIDEO SCREEN GRAB

Party's supremo also questions ECP's decision to deploy army soldiers inside polling stations. VIDEO SCREEN GRAB

Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday his party will not accept at any cost the efforts being made to ‘engineer’ the upcoming general elections.

“The nation will not accept these things; the PML-N won’t accept these things at any cost,” the party’s supremo said while talking to reporters in London.

Nawaz questioned ECP’s decision to deploy soldiers inside polling stations. “I don’t understand the logic of sending [the troops] inside the polling booths,” he said.

Reiterating that a campaign against the PML-N is ongoing, Nawaz asked who was behind the candidates contesting the elections with the symbol of jeep. “Our candidates were forced to change their loyalties and election symbol.”

Putting our names on ECL last ditch effort to bar us from returning home: Maryam

Earlier today, spokesperson of the armed forces Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor pledged the institution’s full support for the upcoming polls and said all ‘forces’ that wanted to postpone the elections have slowly withered away.

The PML-N supremo and his daughter earlier announced to surrender to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on their return to the country on Friday following the Avenfield verdict.

Last week, in a verdict which will echo across the political landscape of the country for decades, the accountability court hearing the Avenfield reference sentenced Nawaz to 10-years imprisonment and Maryam to seven years.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Munir Ahmad
    Jul 10, 2018 - 11:31PM

    If I were at Nawaz Sharif’s place, I would have resigned at the time of PANAMA declaration. He would have become hero and contested the current election and would have won with a thumbing majority. Now he had lost every thing and would soon be in jail for some time.He is corrupt in the eyes of the world. God may save Pakistan.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jul 11, 2018 - 1:52AM

    Well he should know.

    He was engineered into power via the IJI.

    Return the money you have stolen from Pakistan right NOWRecommend

  • Ebad
    Jul 11, 2018 - 3:15AM

    Who else speak ill of nawaz sharif they will be crying when u will have seen imran khans real faceRecommend

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