Infostani International: Nawaz Sharif, leader of PML-N, addressed a recent campaign rally in Nankana Sahib, Punjab, outlining his plan to overhaul Pakistan’s political system. He questioned his previous ousting, highlighted current economic challenges, and made promises for transformative changes if PML-N wins the upcoming February 8 polls. The following is a concise summary of the key statements made during the rally.
Nawaz Sharif Outlines Vision for Political Reform and Development in Campaign Rally
On Wednesday, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif declared his intention to overhaul the country’s political system during a campaign rally in Punjab’s Nankana Sahib district. He questioned the reasons behind his removal from power ahead of the previous elections, asking, “What enmity did you have with me that led to my ousting, despite our government overcoming load-shedding, controlling inflation, and establishing a network of motorways?”
Expressing dissatisfaction with the current state of Pakistan, Sharif contrasted it with his previous tenure, emphasizing the economic challenges the nation faces now. He sought answers to why he was handcuffed, sent to jail, and exiled to the UK, stating, “We will change this whole system, and for this, I need your support. We will undertake works that will be remembered in history.”
Addressing the crowd, Sharif promised that if his party formed the government after the Feb 8 polls, Nankana Sahib would become a model city. Additionally, he pledged to build a cardiology hospital, grant ownership rights to Katchi Abadi residents, and establish a boys’ degree college in the district. He asserted his commitment to delivering on promises without taking U-turns, seemingly referring to other politicians.
Defending Legacy and Future: Maryam Nawaz Counters Establishment Claims, Shehbaz Sharif Advocates Youth Investment and Consensus-Based Policies
Maryam Nawaz, in her address, defended her father against claims of being the establishment’s favorite, stating that he is the people’s favorite. Without explicitly mentioning Imran Khan, she criticized him, insisting that only the PTI founder was to blame for Nawaz Sharif’s ouster in 2022.
PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, engaging in a conversation with the youth, stressed the need for Pakistan to invest in its young population and formulate policies through consensus. Recognizing that over 60% of the population comprises young people, he expressed awareness of their problems and pledged that if the party was elected, they would prioritize higher education.