Nawaz says he was ousted from PM’s office for pursuing development agenda

APP39-18 SHAIKHPURA: February 18 – Former Prime Minister and President PML-N Muhammad Nawaz Sharif addressing a public gathering. APP

SHEIKHUPURA, Feb 18 (APP):Former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday said he had been removed from the office for pursuing an agenda of development and progress.
Addressing a big gathering here, he said he would quit politics forever, if corruption of even a single penny were proved against him.
“We will defeat conspirators in the general election 2018,” he said, adding he was with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers and Allah was also with them. “You will have to protect the sanctity of your votes,” he asked the crowd.
He said he would serve the people of Sheikhupura and launch many development projects, if he came to power again.
Highlighting the achievements of PML-N government, he said load-shedding had ended, while poverty was also alleviated to a great extent. His party launched the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to enhance business activities and strengthen national economy, he added.
Criticizing the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), he said not a single project was started and completed by the the parties in the provinces, where they were in government. “We have already bid farewell to the PPP and the time has come to see off those elements who talk about raising of an umpire’s finger,” he added.
Nawaz Sharif said Peshawar and Karachi had been ruined by the PTI and the PPP governments, whereas his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif was continuously launching development projects in his province.
He said the country was making fast-track progress when he was ousted from the office of prime minister. He had eliminated terrorism and ended load-shedding, and restored peace in the country, he added.
He said,”We will change the destiny of the country with the support of people.” The conspirators would face defeat in the next general election as the people were aware of their negative politics, he added.
He urged the people to support the PML-N in next elections, if they wanted to promote health and education sectors in the country.
PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz also spoke on the occasion.