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A big rally led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is on its way to Lahore.

The rally which has now arrived at Jhelum received tumultuous response when it passed from Rawat, Mandra, Gujar Khan and Sohawa and Dina. 

Our correspondents report that a large number of PML (N) supporters and workers greeted the caravan at different places on GT Road.

Local leadership of PML(N) and workers are present in Jhelum to welcome their leader.

They are carrying party flags and portraits of Nawaz Sharif and chanting slogans in his favour.

Addressing a mammoth gathering in Jhelum on Thursday evening, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his disqualification is the insult of 200 million people of Pakistan.

He said there was not a shred of corruption against him and he was ousted from his office just for not accepting salary from his son's company.

Nawaz Sharif said he is not power hungry and he only wants development of the country and welfare of the youth.

Nawaz Sharif said the country's economy was at the verge of collapse in 2013 when he assumed office.

He said now the country is making progress in all sectors, including economy, agriculture, and industry due to prudent policies of his government.

Nawaz Sharif will stay tonight at Jhelum and will resume his journey to Lahore tomorrow at 10 in the morning.

Earlier, in his brief address to a highly charged crowd at Dina former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he will continue to work to transform the lot of the country.

He referred to the developmental initiatives by PML(N) and said these helped address the problem of electricity and gas shortages.

Nawaz Sharif said people voted him to power and they will not allow insult of the mandate of the people.

Nawaz Sharif said there was no allegation of corruption against him and he has been sent home for serving people of Pakistan.

Radio Pakistan's correspondent Muhammad Jawwad says PML(N) workers and supporters responded in full-throat affirmation when he asked them whether they would continue to support him.


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