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Nawaz Sharif vows to end the ‘virus’

PTI
Published : Aug 14, 2017, 1:39 am IST
Updated : Aug 14, 2017, 1:39 am IST

Nawaz says to replace old system, which led to unceremonious removal of PMs.

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses supporters in Lahore on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)
 Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses supporters in Lahore on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

Lahore: Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday that he will strive hard to replace the country’s old and “flawed” system with a new law which will put an end to the unceremonious ouster of the prime ministers.

Mr Sharif told his supporters at the last leg of his four-day homecoming from Islamabad in Lahore that his party’s government was going to initiate efforts to bring new Constitution and fully support the suggestions put forward by the chairman of Senate.

“We will have to bring a new system, a new constitution and a new law replacing the old flawed system which has been affected by virus,” he said while talking about flaws in the existing system of Pakistan. “Now we need a new law in which no one can oust a Prime Minister in this manner and for that purpose I will come out one roads and bring about a revolution,” he asserted.

He said he should be given a medal for overcoming terrorism, electricity and gas shortages and unemployment. Mr Sharif demanded accountability from military dictators and judges who he said have been sending Prime Ministers packing home in the last 70 years.

He also criticised the five judges who disqualified him in the Panama Papers case. “Are you qualified to disqualify me? Every single child of this country has not accepted your decision,” Mr Sharif said. He also took on the military establishment and warned that Pakistan may a face 1971 like situation.

“God forbid if Pakistan sees 1971 like situation again. But now time has come that humiliation of elected prime ministers should be stopped. I am no more afraid. I do not fear for my life. I need your support to ensure respect of the people’s vote and civilian supremacy,” he said.

Tags: nawaz sharif, panama papers case, civilian supremacy
Location: Pakistan, Punjab, Lahore