Ousted Pakistani prime minister starts 'caravan' to hometown

Railways Minister said the treatment done with Nawaz Sharif was inappropriate

Railways Minister said the treatment done with Nawaz Sharif was inappropriate

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 worldwide offshore companies. He added, 'A divide is being witnessed in the ruling party'. 'It is people's trust that inspires Nawaz Sharif, ' he stated.

Asif Kirmani, Sharif's spokesman, said "a sea of people" welcomed Sharif. Sharif's party decorated the route with his portraits and national flags.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Lahore via the historic Grand Trunk Road on Wednesday morning, despite security concerns following a bombing here, the media reported. "I leave this for history to determine", said Sharif.

Large numbers of police were deployed in Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Thursday, as compared to the first day of the rally, but fewer cars were accompanying Sharif's procession.

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He termed the gathering as verdict by the people court - a referendum. He asked the people to make a pledge to guard their mandate so that elected representative are not removed through undemocratic ways.

'The former premier is ridiculing the constitution and the law, ' Mehmood said.

"Ninety per cent of the central leadership is not present in the rally... why I am the only one being targeted, " the former interior minister complained.

He said load-shedding will completely be overcome by 2018. Sharif made the remarks just before leaving for Lahore, where he will hold a huge rally.

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The current leader of the party is Nawaz Sharif.

Sharif insists his removal from office did not mean the end of his future in politics.

Fresh questions have arisen over how Sharif's ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party (PML-N) plans to replace the ousted premier.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the global community should play its due role in asking India to immediately end human rights violations in IOK.

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Under Pakistan's laws, Sharif can not lead his party because of his disqualification and he is expected to give this position to Shahbaz Sharif this week. The bench ruled that he had been "dishonest to the parliament and the courts in not disclosing his employment in the Dubai-based Capital FZE company in his 2013 nomination papers".

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