Although speaking at the PML-N social media conference on Sunday, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif regretted that none of the elected prime ministers were able to complete their terms in Pakistan, adding, “Iqbal did not dream of this Pakistan”
None of the [elected] prime ministers have been permitted to complete their statutory term until now. Democracy is threatened every few years and martial law is implemented,” he said The constitution was broken again and again[…] People that formed the nation were considered traitors, prominent politicians were incarcerated, and leaders were rendered to be robbers.
In the 2018 polls, Nawaz again decried suspected rigging, saying that the public’s votes were “stolen”
“Tell me, hand on your heart, is this Quaid-i-Pakistan?” Azam’s Nawaz asked.
Referring to criticism of his speeches in recent months, in which he consistently accused the military leadership of interference in government affairs, Nawaz asked his supporters if it was “treason to expose those who have created a state above a state.”
“Ask yourself, why did my country do this?” Nawaz told his supporters.
He said undemocratic elements have introduced social media propaganda that the narrative of Nawaz Sharif empowers the country’s enemies.
These undemocratic powers have choked the country’s freedom of speech, choked the poor and unemployed, squeezed them with inflation […] These are painful things, but all they care about is how to avoid Nawaz Sharif.
The former premier also thanked the attendees for protecting the honour of him and the party. From 2017 until now, in the most challenging times in the world, the way you served courageously, battled the army created in the name of war of the fifth generation and the hardships you suffered for the rule of law, all this is a golden chapter of our campaign, he said.
He said his speeches were banned on television, saying that the climate had changed and that it was no longer possible to silence the voice of anyone. Despite newly accepted laws, social media is open to quite an extent, Nawaz said.
“It is not possible for them to hide their lies any longer, or to suppress the voice of the common man,” he declared.