Former Pakistan PM Sharif's wife to contest seat he vacated

He prayed for the well being and protection of his brother and the rally participants

Sharif, 67, resigned during his third stint as prime minister after the Supreme Court ruled on July 28 that he should be disqualified and ordered a criminal probe into his family over allegations stemming from the "Panama Papers" leaks of global offshore companies.

In a statement while taking to media, he predicted that Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz will be jailed as Supreme Court told NAB to re-open cases of corruption against the Sharif family.

The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a by-election for the parliamentary seat he vacated last month after he was deposed by the Supreme Court, party officials said.

Addressing a huge gathering in Gujarat on the third day of his journey from Islamabad to Lahore via the Grand Trunk (GT) Road to display his political might, Sharif said even the judges who disqualified him failed to point out a single example of corruption against him.

The by-poll is scheduled to be held on September 17.

Family politics in Pakistan is common and like PML-N, which is dominated by Sharif family, the main opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is run by Bhutto family.

While discussing about Supreme Court verdict of Panama Leaks, he said that this verdict has disqualified the Prime Minister who was elected by people of Pakistan.

Pakistan's sacked premier Nawaz Sharif said today he will strive hard to replace the country's old and "flawed" system with a new law which will put an end to the unceremonious ouster of the prime ministers. However, key leaders from Sharif's ruling PML-N party were conspicuous by their absence, with some commentators suggesting this could be a reflection of disagreements within the party. "If I was corrupt then I would have been ashamed", he said.

He said that he was ousted by 5 judges in just one minute.

Sharif's political caravan slowly made its way into the rural areas of Punjab province en route to his hometown of Lahore. "Do not forget your promise and when Nawaz Sharif's message will reach to you, you all have to be with me", he urged the workers.

Nawaz asked the people, "I don't expect you to reinstate me, but I want you to support me for the betterment of this country".

"I have brought my case to the court of people as I accept their decision".

Sharif said he was not seeking restoration but his struggle was to institute "respect for the mandate of the people".

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