Nawaz says people of Pakistan have rejected his disqualification

ISLAMABAD / RAWALPINDI: Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who kicked off a defiant procession to Lahore on Wednesday, said the huge turnout at the rally has proved that the people of Pakistan have rejected his disqualification.

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court unanimously ruled last month that Sharif was not Sadiq (truthful) and Ameen (trustworthy) and therefore not qualified to become a member of parliament.

Speaking from inside a purpose-built shipping container to a huge crowd at Committee Chowk, Sharif said the people of Rawalpindi have rejected his ouster from power. “The decision of [the people of] Rawalpindi is the verdict of the entire country,” he added. “And this people’s verdict is a harbinger of a revolution.”

Source: Express Tribune

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