Nawaz Sharif challenges ‘invisible forces’ to a duel in general elections

Taking a jibe at the ‘establishment’ in his Sahiwal address, deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he is up against the “unseen forces”, not against any populist political party contesting in the forthcoming general elections.
Speaking at the party’s yet another power show in the province, Nawaz urged people to vote for PML-N as only through this way the top court’s Panamagate verdict leading to his ouster could be ‘overturned’.
“Voting for Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) or even independent candidates could lead to a ‘puppet’ government, as all have been sold out,” he said.
l reign in Pakistan a ‘sham’ and ‘disgrace’, Nawaz said that vote should be paid its due respect as the people of Pakistan couldn’t be “fooled” anymore.
“Respecting the vote is akin to respecting the decision of 22 million people of Pakistan,” he remarked.
Lashing out at his political opponent Imran Khan, Nawaz said that while Imran remained incapable of meeting the 11-point agenda he had enlisted, the PML-N delivered the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to the country, eradicated loadshedding and initiated countless developmental projects.
Earlier today, Nawaz urged ex-president Asif Ali Zardari to refrain from defaming political history. The PPP co-chairman had said that the PML-N supremo always embroiled himself in battles against the establishment while he chose to step closer and shake hands with them.
Terming the PPP stalwart’s comments “unworthy for a party chief”, the PML-N top leader questioned whether Zardari was “so innocent” that he fell prey to Sharif’s temptations. “Zardari said he was following my directives, he should reveal whose puppet he has become today.”