Ousted Pakistan PM Sharif's convoy hit and killed teenage boy at rally

Nawaz GT road trip will begin on Aug-9

Sharif had been rallying crowds since Wednesday weeks after his sacking by the Supreme Court due to corruption charges.

The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a by-election for the parliamentary seat he vacated last month after he was deposed by the Supreme Court, party officials said.

Kulsoom, who has been married to Sharif for 46 years, has largely stayed out of politics.

"You voted for me and "five honourable" (judges) with a single stroke of pen sent me home", 67-year-old Sharif told his supporters in Jhelum on the second day of his journey from Islamabad to Lahore via the Grand Trunk (GT) Road.

Nawaz said he had presented his case in the court of people, as they had made him the prime minister.

So, with the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif, ruling Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz is technically a party with no head and as per ECP rules, its symbol can not be assigned to any candidate, reported Pakistan Today.

Within days of Sharif's ouster the PML-N nominated former oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as a new prime minister, with the National Assembly rubber-stamping their choice.




"Nawaz Sharif is still our prime minister", said worker Niaz Ahmad, who wore a lion look-alike costume and chanted, "Lion, Lion!" referring to the election symbol of Sharif's political party.

But the name of Shahbaz was apparently withdrawn after some senior party members apprehended that the PML-N could stand to lose its grip in Punjab in the absence of the younger Sharif.

At a speech during a stop in the town of Jehlum, Sharif noted that he was voted into office by the people but judges ousted him.

Nawaz also pledged his loyalty to the public and said that he would never betray them. "And I will make sure this with the help of masses", he said. "I was removed in a minute", he said. "There are no allegations of corruption against me".

Addressing a huge crowd in Gujranwala, he asked the people if they accepted the court decision against him and declared their "no" to be a referendum in his favour.

Nawaz Sharif made Pakistan a nuclear power, he said adding Nawaz Sharif was protector of jobs of the youth.

"I am going home and I do not want you to get me restored. Promise me you won't allow your prime minister to be humiliated this way", he said.

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