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Pak Election Body Asks Nawaz Sharif's Party To Appoint His Replacement

Pak Election Body Asks Nawaz Sharif's Party To Appoint His Replacement

The roadshow via the iconic Grand Trunk Road, which links a large part of South Asia from Bangladesh to afghanistan, comes despite security threats, drawing thousands of supporters on its way to the provincial capital of Punjab.

Sharif was disqualified for not disclosing his assets.He ceased to be a member of Parliament.

When asked whether the army had influenced the judiciary against him, Sharif said "let's leave this question for later".

"The so-called Panama Papers was a drama hatched against the economic development in the country, and the people deliberately and inadvertently were pushed into it", he added.

Nawaz Sharif's caravan entered Rawalpindi and is set to continue its journey, via the GT Road, for his hometown of Lahore. The lion was Sharif's election symbol when he won the 2013 vote. "Having become redundant politically after his disqualification, and knowing he can now never become PM, Nawaz Sharif is prepared to destroy the whole democratic system", Mr Khan said.

According to some reports, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is expected to contest the by-poll and assume office of Prime Pinister.

Islamabad: Pakistani workers install a huge billboard of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the planned route of his rally at a highway in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.

Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected a petition to enter names of the Sharif family in Exit Control List (ECL) on Wednesday in a reserved decision.

The judges also ordered for reopening and filing of several corruption cases against the former premier, his brother, two sons, daughter, son-in-law and the finance minister. He has vowed to get justice for eight of his supporters killed in anti-government rallies in 2014.

Party leaders have recently suggested that Abbasi is expected to hold office until the elections that are due next year, a reversal of earlier indications that Sharif's younger brother Shahbaz would take over the office.