The newly disqualified former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif is headed back to Lahore after he had to vacate the Prime Minister house on the Supreme Court’s orders. He could have used the Islamabad-Lahore Motorway that he takes pride in but instead he chose to use GT Road. The plan is clearly some show of power, except it does not make sense since you are disqualified for life, what will you do with any power? Show the courts that you are above the law and still heading the ruling party?
My opinion doesn’t matter much, but the people of Pakistan have mixed feelings about this rally. Here is how they responded on social media.
— Jasmine Afridi (@JassieAfriday) August 9, 2017
There is the typical, blame the establishment even for load-shedding or the water on the roads where Shehbaz Sharif shows up in his long boots. Not sure if this is the right thing to say as the N in PML N got disqualified, he is no longer the PM either. If only what’s left could still be called a political party.
— shazoo (@shaziaKhan1000) August 9, 2017
Ouch! For someone at the verge of getting blocked by Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Twitter, I would suggest you to avoid such tweets. What’s the point in getting blocked because then you wont be able to get the opposing narrative. Though it shows that people are happy that Imran Khan’s struggle resulted in Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification.
— Muhammad Hafeez (@Am_Aich) August 9, 2017
This picture may be fake, someone was claiming that people would get paid for welcoming Nawaz Sharif. The same way Talha Mehmood of PML N in Gilgit-Baltistan was shown giving Rs. 2000 each to the people who showed up in some event.
— Nasir Ramzan Gujjar (@mrnasirgujjar) August 9, 2017
So many people following Nawaz Sharif… Wait a minute. Are these football fans? Is this even Pakistan? I have a feeling that its Spain. Well this Tweet is probably sarcastic anyway.
— Mehreen Zahra-Malik (@mehreenzahra) August 9, 2017
His recent statements show that he couldn’t feel worse about the current situation. Then again this tweet may be true as he would have said ab to aadat si hai mujh ko. Prime Minister thrice, removed from his position, thrice.
Nawaz Sharif started his political career with the support of the “establishment” and at this time his party is accusing the establishment of having him removed from office. You cannot blame those who actually put him there in the first place.
The number of people is not so large for now but it will grow. Whether paid or true followers, by the time Nawaz Sharif reaches Lahore, the rally would have grown much bigger. We hope that people of Gujranwala wont throw eggs and stones on this rally as they did to the political opponents in the past.