Wife of deposed Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to run for Parliament

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Sharif said in his Gujrat speech he would personally visit the boy's home "and try to help his family for life".

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that millions of people had voted to elect their leader, but unfortunately a few had conspired to overthrow the democratic government.

As at previous stops along the route, Sharif railed against the court's decision, insisting his conscience was "clean" against allegations of corruption.

He is travelling in a bomb-proof vehicle especially designed for the journey.

Many lining the route had on Wednesday voiced frustration with Pakistan's political elite-but in Jehlum on Thursday, Sharif found support. The convoy was surrounded by heavy security, with fears lingering after a truck bomb exploded in Lahore on Monday, killing one person and injuring dozens. Jehlum, roughly another 100 kilometers down the road, is still less than a third of the way to Lahore, where Sharif hopes to bring tens of thousands onto the streets.

"The Supreme Court should do justice to Sharif and restore him", he told AFP.


The Chief Minister said that the people have always reposed their full confidence over the policies of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the party has also adopted practical steps for national development, instead of indulging in any lip service.

But fresh questions have arisen over the PMLN's original plan to eventually replace Abbasi with Sharif's younger brother, Shahbaz.

Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Friday said people were giving warm welcome to their leader Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as he had served the country fearlessly and with great commitment.

Kulsoom Nawaz will contest the seat that was left vacant after her husband was disqualified from office by the country's Supreme Court for concealing assets.

When asked about Kulsoom's candidacy, Rashid said that the difference between them is that she is a "hardworking middle-class woman who will represent the ordinary people of the country", whereas Kulsoom comes from what her daughter, Maryam Nawaz, has called the "ruling family".

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