Nawaz vows to overcome hurdles to win by-elections

PML-N writes letter to ECP over alleged pre-poll rigging


News Desk October 06, 2018
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: PML-N/FILE

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Saturday expressed confidence that his party would be able to overcome anything political opponents might throw its way in the wake of upcoming by-elections.

Sharif said this while chairing a party meeting in the aftermath the arrest of his brother Shehbaz Sharif by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Ashiana Housing Society scam, Express News reported.

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During the meeting, the former prime minister said that Shehbaz had worked tirelessly for the people of Punjab during his tenure the province's chief minister. Nawaz reassured the party leadership not to worry as their hands are clean of any corruption.

Sources say that PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz, son of Shehbaz who also was present during the meeting, apprised the former premier on the legal aspects of the accountability case against his father.

Moreover, party leader Raja Zafarul Haq has written a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner over party's reservations of pre-poll rigging in the wake of by-elections, scheduled for October 14.

Shehbaz sent on 10-day remand by accountability court in Ashiana scam

The letter details how Shehbaz's arrest, allegedly an act of political victimisation, will effect the upcoming by-polls.

Earlier in the day, Shehbaz was sent on a 10-day physical remand after appearing before an accountability court in the Ashiana Housing scam case.

The anti-graft watchdog arrested the PML-N president on October 5 in the multi-billion rupee housing scam after he was called to appear for a routine hearing in the Punjab Saaf Paani case.

The accountability body had requested the court for a 14-day remand of the accused.

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