Raising questions over his disqualification by the top court in the July 28 Panama Papers case, ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the real verdict came from the constituents of NA-120 Lahore, the seat recently won by his wife, Kulsoom Nawaz.
“This victory has turned into a golden page of history,” he told a jubilant crowd present at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Youth Wing convention in Lahore. “You didn’t win an NA seat but also helped justice prevail.”
He added: “I still fail to understand why I was ousted [from the prime minister seat].”
Nawaz returned on Tuesday as chief of the ruling party, thanks to the election reforms passed by parliament a day earlier.
Sharif elected PML-N president ‘unopposed’
He said the PML-N government had ended prolonged hours of power outages in the country, and help lift the industrial sector.
“Every nook and corner of Pakistan has electricity now. Workers, farmers, women, students, everybody has electricity,” the PML-N chief claimed.
Gas loadshedding, he added, has reduced as well as fuel prices. Nawaz further maintained that the credit for curbing terrorism in the country went to his government too.
“Despite all that, I was removed from office,” he said.