Sharif 'homecoming'rally heads to Lahore from Gujranwala

Updated: 12 Aug 2017 02:50 PM

Gujranwala [Pakistan], Aug.12 (ANI): Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif's cavalcade left for Lahore from Gujranwala on Saturday.

This is the fourth and last day of his 'homecoming' rally that set off from Islamabad on August 9, reports the Dawn.

He will pass Kamoke on his way from Gujranwala. The caravan will be joined by a rally from Sialkot, led by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

The rally started on August 9 when Sharif left Punjab House, Islamabad to go to Lahore via Grand Trunk (GT) Road, amid strict security. The former premier's motorcade included police and elite forces vehicles as well.

On Friday, Sharif vowed to counter the "conspiracy" hatched to hinder economic progress and infrastructural development in Pakistan.

He claimed that he had been removed from the office of prime minister on frivolous charges.

He claimed that the conspirators had desecrated the sanctity of votes cast by 200 million Pakistanis before thanking the crowd of supporters for their unwavering support. (ANI with inputs)

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