Live Updates: Nawaz Sharif Addresses Data Darbar

Live Updates: Nawaz Sharif Addresses Data Darbar

Nawaz Sharif’s Homecoming Rally Day Four

10:30 pm

Nawaz Sharif addressing to Datar Darbar rally said, “Your vote power awarded me PM post but only five person have removed me, do you accept this (SC) decision.”

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s caravan arrived in Lahore from Gujranwala late on Saturday, the fourth and last day of his ‘homecoming’ rally, which had set off from Islamabad on August 9.

“Did they eligible who disqualified me, even they admitted no corruption charges on me,” he said.

He continued, “Such kind of conducted being done last 70 years but now it should have been changed,”

10:15 pm

The Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif addressing the rally said that  time has come nation should decide will support those who construct the country or those who destruct it.

9:50 pm

The Caravan of ouster PM Nawaz Sharif has reached the final destination, Data Darbar, where he will announce his future plan. The charged workers and supporters showered the rally with rose petals and chanted slogans. Shahbaz Sharif welcomed Nawaz Sharif at stage of the rally venue.

9:20 pm

The Nawaz Sharif Caravan moved to Data Darbar where Nawaz Sharif will deliver final specced and likely to announce future course of action.

9:00 pm

Nawaz Sharif warmly welcomed by supporters as arrival at Shahdara rally venue.

Addressing the rally Nawaz Sharif said “Did you accept Nawaz Sharif disqualification decision, O Shahdara people did you accept my ouster,” people replied “No” Nawaz Sharif responded, I did not accept decision too.”

He took the firm promise from  people “Willyou support me?” and said Nawaz Sharif will go ahead by joining steps with you.

“I will talk you in details in Lahore, come and move with me,” he said.

8:45 pm

The PML-N workers and supporters have exhibit firework while renowned singers are lighting up workers emotions by singing  party songs in Bhati Gate venue where Nawaz Sharif will address the rally shortly.

8:00 pm

Nawaz Sharif rally has entered in Shahdara limits, PML-N supporters waiting along the road of the route showered the rally with rose petals. The people being thronged to the meeting venue as the venue has already been fulfilled and jam-packed.

7:30 pm

Nawaz Sharif rally has reached Imamia Colony and rapidly moving towards Data Darbar. At Data Darbar, hundreds of thousands supporter are waiting Nawaz Sharif for several hours.

7:00 pm

Stringent security arrangements have been made ahead of Nawaz Sharif address at Shahdara. Data Darbar have been shut for general public while expert shooters have also been deployed nearby building of darbar. Two helicopter being hovered over the rally for vigilence.

6:05 pm

The GTR rally has reached at Ferozewala where former PM Nawaz Sharif will address the supporters. People warmly welcomed the rally and chanted slogans in favour of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

5:15 pm

Former PM Nawaz Sharif was warmly welcomed as arrival in Kala Shah Kaku and supporters showered him with rose petals.

Nawaz Sharif likely to deliver first address at Shahdara in Lahore. A big stage has been constructed here while workers and supporter anxiously waiting Nawaz Sharif.

4:50 pm

Lahore district administration has announced that rally participants will parked their vehicle in Shahdara and complete the remaining journey by foot from Ravi Bridge to Data Darbar.

4:00 pm

Nawaz Sharif caravan has set off its journey towards Lahore after a brief stopover in Mureedkay. The rally has reached Kala Shah Kaku.

3:50 pm

As Nawaz Sharif in last leg of his GT Road rally is nearing Lahore, final destination of the rally started on August 9 from Islamabad, the PML-N workers and supporters’ enthusiasm and zeal is peaking.

Camels are being slaughtered at the venue of Bhati Gate pubic meeting as sacrifice by PML-N leaders.

3:30 pm

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif motorcade will move toward Sheikhupura from Mureedkey. He will stay in Mureedkey for lunch. Mureedkey is the constituency of Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain. Hussain has made arrangements for lunch of the rally participants.

3:10 pm

Nawaz Sharif is addressing workers and supporters gathered at Mureedkay. A mammoth crowd has gathered to listen his speech. Nawaz Sharif made a hard-hitting speech directing at SC verdict. He opined that the apex court verdict had lowed the prestige of the country in the world.

3:05 pm

Nawaz Sharif motorcade in its last leg of GT Road rally reached Mureedkay.  A big numbers of PML-N worker and supporters welcomed the rally. A stage has been set up in the city and senior and local leaders have already reached at the stage.

PML-N MNA Rana Tanveer is leading worker and supporters who received the rally.

2:50 pm

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers apprehended a man who was throwing ink on the banners welcoming Nawaz Sharif. The PML-N workers thrashed and beat the man. Later he was taken to the house of PML-N MNA Malik Riaz. The identity of the man could not be ascertained immediately.

2:40 pm

The ‘homecoming’ rally of Nawaz Sharif is on the way to Sheikhupura from Kamoke.

At Kamoke the motorcade of Nawas Sharif was given a rousing welcome. The rally is gaining momentum as it is nearing to its destination Lahore.  The caravan will be joined by a rally from Sialkot, led by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

At Lahore the first reception will be accorded at Shahdara Chowk, where he is expected to address workers and supporters. The rally will culminate into a big public meting in Lahore where Nawaz Sharif will announce his future course of action.

2: 20 pm

PML-N KP President Amir Muqama while addressing PML-N workers in Muredke said that people of KP were anxiously waiting for Nawaz Sharif. He said that he had invited Nawaz Sharif to visit KP.

Muqam said that Nawaz Sharif can not be separated from the masses. He said that Nawaz Sharif as prime minister laid a notwork of roads across the country, besides other uplift projects.

He said that the changed Imran Khan incessantly talked about was fake. He advised people to stay away from what he said fake change of Imran Khan.  The PML-N leader said that political grave of Imran Khan was being dug in KP.

2:00 pm 

The caravan of Nawaz Sharif is on the way to Sadhoki in its journey to Lahore via the historic GT Road. The rally is being received in every big and small towns by PML-N workers and leaders who have set up stages and reception camp.

1:45 pm

As the caravan of former Prime Minister is moving toward Lahore, a large numbers of PML-N workers and supporters are waiting to receive him at Sahdarah.

The cavalcade was received by thousands of people at Kamoke. Preparations in provincial capital to accord a rousing welcome to the former prime minister are in final stage.

1:30 pm

The caravan of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is en route to Lahore and at present its in Kamoke.

The rally is passing through Kakome Toll Plaza. A large numbers of workers are also accompanying the former Prime Minister.  The rally is expected to reach Lahore tonight and it will culminate in a big public rally in the provincial capital city.

 

1:00 pm

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s caravan left Gujranwala for Lahore.

A large numbers of PML-N workers and supporters saw off Nawaz Sharif who is expected to reach Lahore today leading the rally.

Preparations to welcome the ousted prime minister in Lahore are in full swing, as locals decorated Shahdara Chowk and other venues with posters and banners of Nawaz Sharif.

PML-N workers and supporters set up stages in different areas of the city as part of the preparations to greet the former PM.

12:50 pm

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said the decision to disqualify him was premeditated.

Talking to PML-N leaders in Gujranwala, Nawaz Sharif said that judged did not dispense justice to him. He claimed that the decision to disqualify him was premeditated.

The former Prime Minister, who is leading a rally on GT Road to Lahore, said that not drawing salary from son became his fault. “Had I drawn the salary even then it would have been deemed a crime by me,” he added.

12:40 pm

Federal Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique has said that they wanted PTI chief Imran Khan to stay in the political landscape as opponent. “But it seemed Imran will be out of politics due to his follies, he added.

He said that change could not be brought through sit-ins, conspiracies and leg-pulling. Saad said that PML-N would defeated Imran Khan at ballots in 2018 general elections.

12: 20 pm

PML-N leader and State Minister for Interior Talal Chaudhry says that state is the name of masses.  Talking to media in Gujranwala, he said that Nawaz Sharif had came out to take Pakistan to its actual destination.

He said that Nawaz Sharif was the identity of Pakistan.  He said that the former Prime Minister would set the direction of the country.

12:00 pm

Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that unprecedented and rousing welcome would be accorded to the former Prime Minister in Lahore.

Ms Memon, who is accompanying Nawaz Sharif in his GT Road caravan, said that the way Nawaz Sharif was received and accorded welcome yesterday had no parallel in political history of the country.

11:50 am

President PML-N Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Eng. Amir Muqam has said people are not ready to accept it that Nawaz Sharif is no more Prime Minister of the country.

Talking to media in Gujranwala, he said that the enthusiasm and zeal among people to receive the former PM was unmatched.  He added that lovers of Mian Sahib were all across the country.

Muqama said that Nawaz Sharif would soon address a big public meeting in KP.

11:40 am 

Minister for Climate Change and senior PML-N leader Mushahidullah Khan has said that the homecoming rally led by Nawaz Sharif will strengthen democracy in the country.

Talking to media in Gujranwala, Mushahidullah said that masses demonstrated exemplary unity during the rally. He added that Nawaz Sharif was received like a heron on his way to Lahore on GT Road in different areas.

He said that Nawaz Sharif’s container would help materialize people’s wishes and dreams. He added whatever was recovered from the container (Imran Khan) would not recoever from Nawaz’s container.

11:30 am

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over a consultative meeting of party leaders and local MNAs and MPAs in Gujranwala before resuming day four of his ‘Mission GT Road’.

PML-N sources said that the meeting held consultation over today’s rally and other organisational matters of the party. Senior leaders inlcuding Saar Rafique, Mushahidullah, Talal Chaudhry and others attended the meeting.

The cavalcade led by Nawaz Shairf is expected to leave Gujranwala shortly on its onward journey towards Lahore.

11:00 am

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will shortly resume his GT Road rally from Gujranwala.

Preparations to welcome the ousted prime minister in Lahore are underway in full swing, as locals decorated Shahdara Chowk and other venues with posters and banners of Nawaz Sharif.

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Ravi Road, all the way from Shahdara to Daata Darbar, has been closed to traffic from 9am onwards ahead of Nawaz’s arrival.

PML-N workers and supporters set up stages in different areas of the city as part of the preparations to greet the former PM.

A group of PML-N workers, led by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, is set to reach Kamoke from PML-N House Sialkot to welcome Nawaz.

5:20 am

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will resume his GT Road Rally today from ‘Chand Da Qila’ bypass in Gujranwala after overnight stay.

Railway Minister Khawaj Saad Rafique has said that Nawaz Sharif’ cavalcade will head to next destination, Kamoki at 11 am today. Nawaz Sharif’s cavalcade likely to enter in Lahore today.

Nawaz Sharif’s Homecoming Rally Day Three

9:50pm

The caravan of ousted prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will stay in Gujranwala tonight and will move to its next destination, Kamonki, tomorrow morning.

8:30pm

Nawaz Sharif addressing the rally in Gujranwala said “Your welcome is unprecedented and I will never forget it.”

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“They ousted Nawaz Sharif form PM House but they can’t ousted me from people’s heart,” he said while replying supporters slogans “We love you Nawaz Sahrif” ” “I love you too”

“Country was heading towards great development, peace was returning, Highways and motorways were constructing but they stopped the process by disqualifying me,” he said.

He went on saying “Opponent started staging sit-in seeing such progress.”

” I was ousted with humiliation without any corruption charges as even judges also admitted Nawaz Sharif is not indulged in corruption , but Why I was ousted,” he said.

The Sharif convoy’s final destination today is Gujranwala, where he is expected to spend the night.

8:00pm

As the arrival at stage of the rally in Gujranwala, Nawaz Sharif was welcomed with great enthusiasm and passion by the supporters, who are gathered in large numbers. He will shortly address his party activists and supporters soon.7:25pm

The leader of PML-N Khawaja Saad Rafique addressing the rally in Gujranwala said that people’s vote being disrespected time and again as Nawaz Sharif was the threat for the status-co forces.

“We have set our ranks behind the Nawaz Sharif after witnessing his sacrifices he had laid for the sake of the country,” Saad said adding ” Nawaz Sharif being welcomed warmly and historic way but the disqualified was never met such kind of welcome.

7:00pm

The GTR rally has been entered in Gujranwala city. The thousands of supporters of ouster PM Nawaz Sharif have warmly welcomed him at Aziz Cross By-pass.

6:15pm

The Schedule of former PM Nawaz Sharif’ Caravan has again slightly changed due to security concerns it did not go Wazirabad instead reached Ghukar Mandi.

5:55pm

The Nawaz Sharif’s motorcade has been entered in Gujranwala limits where people, waiting on the roads, showered rose petals and tried to touched his car.

5:05pm

After the emotional address of former prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the rally has moved from Gujarat to its next destination, Gujranwala.

4:40pm

Ouster PM Nawaz Sharif addressing the workers and supporters in Gujrat said that he filed his plea in people’s court as he was the voice of the entire Pakistan.

“I am back in the court of the people,” Sharif told a crowd of loyalists in Gujrat. “I have filed no appeal in the courts, my only appeal is in your court,” he said.

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“Have you accepted the decision of that [Supreme Court] court?” he asked.

“Your vote was not given any respect and declaring me disqualified your vote was thrown as dustbin like a waste paper,” he told the people adding,  “Such is being staged from 70 years as I was thrown thrice from my prime ministerial post.”

“Do you support me against this tyranny and injustice done with me,” Nawaz Sharif asked the people.

4:20 pm

Addressing workers and supporters, Khwaja Saad Rafique said that a democratically-elected prime minister was ousted not for corruption rather for not drawing salary from his son company.

He added that Nawaz Sharif was disliked because he talked about constitution and advocate constitutionalism.

He said that Nawaz Sharif talked about development and prosperity. He deplored that a Prime Minister who had got over 15 millions votes was sent home.

When PML-N workers raised slogans against opponents during Khwaja Saad Rafique’s address, he restrained them from sloganeering against any political opponents.

The Minister said that they had to build a new Pakistan under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif. The Railway Minister said that disrespect of people vote would not be allowed to continue anymore in the country.

4:10 pm

Gujrat: PML-N rally reached the venue of public meeting where PML-N leaders will address workers and supporters. Nawaz Sharif also reached at the stage from the factory area of the city where he briefly stayed to offer Juma prayers.

3:40 pm

The caravan of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is on the way to the public meeting venue in Gujrat from Furniture Market where he stayed and offered Friday prayers.

Khwaja Saad Rafique, Mushahidullah Khan and other PML-N leaders are accompanying Nawaz Sharif.  Nawa will address workers and supporters waiting for him at the venue of the meeting.

3:30 pm

A youth died after being hit by police mobile of the security escort of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The youth is said to be resident of Lalamusa.

3:15 pm

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who has reached Gujrat while leading a rally on GT Road, offered Friday prayer at Factory Area. Nawaz Sharif and his aides had their launch at the house of a local PML-N leader. After launch, the Prime Minister left for the venue where he is to address people gathered to receive him.

3:00 pm

Gujranwala: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s rally is destined to Gujranwala. Nawaz Sharif and his aides will stay overnight in the city.

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A grand public meeting will also be held which will be addressed by Nawaz Sharif and other PML-N leaders. PML-N leaders and workers are very excited and enthusiastic about their leader’s rally today in the city.

A giant stage for the rally has been set up and receptions camps have been established in different areas of the city. As Gujranwala is also know for its Pehlwans (wrestlers) a camp has also been set up by Pehlwans of the city to accord warms welcome to the former Prime Minister.

2:50 pm

State Minister for Interior Talal Chaudhry while addressing people at a reception camp in Gujrat said that Nawaz Sharif had accepted the verdict of Supreme Court.

He added that the former Prime Minister implemented the apex court’s verdict immediately and stepped down shortly after pronouncement of the verdict.  However, he said, people did not accept the verdict of disqualifying of a democratically-elected prime minister.

2:35

Nawaz Sharif rally reached Gujrat where PML-N workers and people accorded warm welcome. Large numbers of people have gathered at Gujranwala where Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to address the rally.

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Nawaz Shairf and people accompanying him will him will offer Juma prayers at Gujraat.

2:20 pm

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will stay tonight in Gujranwal, said Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah. He said that the former Prime Minister will leave for Lahore tomorrow along with his cavalcade.  At present the cavalcade of PML-N led by Nawaz Sharif is on the way to Gujrat from Lalamusa.

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2:00 pm

Gujrat:  Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah reached at the venue where Nawaz Sharif is expected to address people gathered there to welcome him. The cavalcade led by Nawaz Sharif is on the way to Gujrat.

Rana Sanaullah inspected the venue and stage set up for the address of Mian Nawaz Sharif. He also reviewed security arrangements taken for the rally and public meeting to be addressed by Nawaz Sharif.

1:25 pm 

Maryam Nawaz Sharif said Nawaz Sharif lovers are flocking in Gujrat city. In a tweet along with the video of PML-N workers and supporters gathering in Gujrat, Maryam said: “Nawaz Sharif lovers in Gujrat flocking to the main city where he is to reach and address after Juma prayers Insha’Allah.”

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1:05 pm

Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhy while talking exclusively to Abb Takk News in Lalamusa said that Nawas Sharif was Pakistan’s hopes.

Talal, who is travelling along with Nawaz Sharif in the GT Road cavalcade, said that the Nawaz Sharif had taken to road to set the direction of the country. He added that people by taking to GT Road in big numbers to welcome Nawaz Sharif proved he ruled people hearts. Nawaz Sharif is the Prime Minister of people’s hearts.

12:50 pm

Nawaz Sharif homecoming rally reached Lalamusa, where it was accorded warm welcome by PML-N workers and supporters.  Strict security arrangements have been made for the rally.  Aerial surveillance of the caravan is being carried out. From Lalamusa, the rally will move toward Gujrat in its journey to Lahore through the historic GT Road.

12:30 pm 

Nawaz Sharif’s cavalcade reached Kharian where the caravan was received warmly by local PML-N workers and supporters.  Rose petals were showered on the caravan of Nawaz Sharif by PML-N workers. The rally will be moving toward Lalamusa from Kharian in its onward journey to Lahore.

12:30 pm

Lalamusa: A larger numbers of PML-N workers and supporters are present at the receptions camps set up by PML-N local chapters to welcome Nawaz Sharif rally. The rally is expected to reach Lalamusa shortly. Local MPAs and leaders are also present in the camps to receive their leaders.

 

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12:05 pm 

PML-N GT Road Rally has passed Sarai Alamgir and is on the way to Lalamusa. A large numbers of PML-N workers and supporters are also accompanying Nawaz Sharif in the cavalcade. Senior PML-N leaders including federal and provincial ministers, MNA, MPAs and Senators are along with Nawaz Sharif in the GT Road trip to Lahore.

11:45 am

Sarai Alamgir: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rally led by Nawaz Sharif reached Sarai Alamgir. Upon arrival, PML-N workers and supporters received the caravan. Goats were slaughtered as sacrifice at local PML-N MPA Malik Hanif Awan’s office.

11:30 am

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resumed his GT Road Rally today from Tulip Hotel in Jehlum after overnight stay. A large numbers of local PML-N workers and supporters had gathered outside the hotel, who saw off the caravan.

The cavalcade led by Nawaz Sharif will travel to Lala Moosa, Gujrat, Wazirabad and Gujranwal. At Gujranwala, Nawaz Sharif is expected to address party workers and supporters.  Senior party leaders Pervaiz Rasheed, Saad Rafique, Amir Muqam and Abid Sher Ali, among others, are accompanying Nawaz.

11: 10 am

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is holding consultations with senior party leaders before resuming his GT Road journey toward Lahore. Pervaiz Rasheed, Saad Rafique, Amir Muqam, Asif Kirmani, Abid Sher Ali, Talal Chaudhry and others are attending the meeting.

Sources said that the meeting is reviewing strategy for day three of the rally.

10:45 am

Preparations for giving a rousing welcome to Nawaz Sharif on his arrival in his hometown Lahore are underway. The local PML-N leaders and workers are busy in giving final touch to the arrangements. Banners and posters welcoming Nawaz Sharif have sprung up in all areas of the city. The local chapter of PML-N is busy in mobilizing people for the rally.

10:15 am

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will resume his GT Road Rally today from Tulip Hotel in Jehlum after overnight stay.

Nawaz Sharif is expected to reach Gujranwala today leading his cavalcade.

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Nawaz is expected to depart Jhelum around noon today.

PML-N workers and supporters have started to gather outside the hotel to see off the rally. Senior party leaders Pervaiz Rasheed, Saad Rafique, Amir Muqam and Abid Sher Ali, among others, are accompanying Nawaz.

 

Coverage of Homecoming Rally on Thursday, day two 

12:00am

Nawaz Sharif rally, after the break, will start its journey today for next destination,   Gujranwala, however rally will pass through Lala Musa, Kharian and Gujarat, where the supporters of the former PM Nawaz Sharif are well prepared to welcome their leader. They hanged banners carrying Nawaz Sharif pictures on the poles of main thoroughfares and they are dancing on party songs to express their emotions. The rally will leave for Gujranwala today morning at 10 am.

6:20pm

The PMl-N rally’s schedule again slightly changed and now former PM Nawaz Sharif caravan will stay in Jhelum tonight. The rally will leave Jehlum for Gujranwala tomorrow morning at 10am.

5:50pm

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is addressing rally amid supporters’ emotional slogans and party songs in Jhelum. Nawaz Sharif was waving hands in reply of workers slogans.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed that even judges have admitted that no corruption charges on him.

Addressing to public at Jhelum he said that country was completely plunged into dark, business had dismantled, long queues were witnessed on CNG stations but his government has put the country on development track.

Former Prime Minister said that only five honourable judges have disqualified the representative of 200 million people.

5:15pm

Nawaz Sharif’s motorcade has reached at Jhelum where hundred of thousands supporters warmly welcomed him and showered with rose petal and chanted slogans in his favour. PML-N leaders Talal Chaudhry and Ameer Maqam addressed the rally and said they never saw such a sprite of people that proved that people never accept PM other than Nawaz Sharif.

5:00pm

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Nawaz Sharif briefly addressed to the supporters as arrival at Dina and asked the people “Do you accept the court’s decision? Did you not vote for me as your prime minister? I have come out onto the streets with a case against your disqualification,” he told them from inside his car

4:10 pm

Nawaz Sharif’s caravan is on the way to Jehlum on GT Road. In Jhelum, Nawaz is expected to address party workers and people gathered at Jadda Chowk to receive him. Arrangements for a luncheon reception for the former PM and his aides has been completed at a private hotel in Jehlum.

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3:55 pm

In a brief address to PML-N workers and supporters at Sohawa, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that he wondered by disqualifying him he was punished for serving Pakistan or given a prize.

He asked PML-N workers and participants whether they accept the decision to disqualify him or not.

He added that he was sure people of Sohawa will support him.  The former Prime Minister said that he was not disqualified for corruption or taking kick-backs.

3:40 pm

Nawaz Sharif caravan reached Dena city in Jehlum district. The rally is moving at fast pace on GT Road toward Jehlum city, where Nawaz Sharif is expected to address PML-N workers and supporters.

3:20 pm

PML-N rally led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reached Sohawa town. A larger numbers of people welcomed the cavalcade in Sohawa. PML-N workers showered rose petals on the caravan and raised vociferous slogans in favour of PML-N and Nawaz Sharif.

3:10 pm

Jehlum: Preparation for according war welcome to Nawaz Sharif has completed. A large number of PML-N workers and supporters besides general public have gathered at Jeddah Chowk on GT Road in Jehlum, where the former Prime Minister is expected to address people.

2:55 pm

The PML-N cavalcade led by Nawaz Sharif crossed Gujjar Khan city and is on the way to Jehlum. The rally will make a brief stop over at Jehlum where Nawaz Sharif is expected to address workers and supporters at Juddah Chowk on GT Road in Jehlum.

2:45 pm

State Minister for Interior Talal Chaudhry said that Nawaz Sharif had started grand dialogue to set the direction of the country. He added that they will try to reach Jehlum as soon as possible. He said that as per schedule the rally had to reach Jehlum yesterday, but due to overwhelming rush of people in Islamabad and Rawalpindi they stayed in Rawalpindi.

2:35 pm

Nawaz Sharif vehicle is speeding towards Jehlum at 120 kilometer/ hours on GT Road. Nawaz Sharif caravan is moving at such fast speed that containers and other participants of the rally left behind. PML-N sources said that strategy was changed by the leadership. As per the new strategy, Nawaz will address party workers and supporters at Jehlum who are waiting for him.

2:25 pm

PML-N has changed it strategy regarding its GT Road power show. The rally, which moved at snail pace on the first day and cover few kilometers in 11 hours, is now moving fast toward Jehlum at over 100km per hour’s speed.

The caravan has crossed Mandarah town in Gujjar Khan. If the rally is moved with current speed it will reach Jehlum before the expected schedule.

2:10 pm

The PML-N’s cavalcade led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reached Rawat. From Rawat the rally will get onto the historic GT Road to proceed toward Jehlum on its way to Lahore. At Rawat, PML-N workers and supporters showered Nawaz Sharif vehicle with rose petals.

1:55 pm

Multan: Police contingents were called to Lahore from Multan for deployment on security duty of Nawaz Sharif rally to Lahore via GT Road.

Some 300 policemen and personnel of Punjab Constabulary were sent to Lahore who will perform security duties for Nawaz’s rally in the provincial metropolis.

1:40 pm

The PML-N cavalcade led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to stay overnight in Jehlum. Preparations for according rousing welcome to Nawaz Sharif rally are underway by local chapter of PML-N.

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A giant stage has been prepared at GT Road. A bullet-proof dice has been placed at the stage for address of the PML-N leaders especially Nawaz Sharif.

1:35 pm

A girl participating in PML-N rally, which is on the way to GT Road from Rawalpindi, fell unconscious due to suffocation.  Officials of Rescue 1122 accompanying the rally gave first aid to the affected girl. A large numbers of people are attending the rally.

 

1:25 pm

The PML-N rally led by Nawaz Sharif is on the way to Rawat from Kutchery Chowk. From Rawat the rally will get onto the historic GT Road to proceed towards its final destination, Lahore.

PML-N leaders Khwaja Asif, Khwaja Saad Rafique, Abid Sher Ali, Amir Muqam, Hanif Abbasi, Marvi Memon, Talal Chaudhry, Daniyal Aziz, Asif Kirmani, Mushahidullah are among the prominent PML-N leaders participating in the rally.

12:50 pm

The PML-N cavalcade led by Nawaz Sharif reached Kutchery Chowk from Punjab House Rawalpindi. Caravans of PML-N workers and supporters are joining the rally from different areas of Rawalpindi.

A rally of PML-N workers and supporters from NA-56 joined Nawaz Sharif cavalcade at Kutchery Chowk which was being led by PML-N leader Senator Chaudhry Tanveer’s nephew Chaudhry Afzal.

12:35 pm

Nawaz Sharif left Punjab House for Lahore. The former prime minister is leading the rally of PML-N workers and supporters. When Nawaz Sharif came out of Punjab House, PML-N workers showered rose petals on Nawaz vehicle and raised vociferous slogans in his favour.

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The cavalcade is en route to Ketchery Chowk where PML-N leaders are expected to address the participants of the rally.

12:00 pm 

Nawaz Sharif and other senior PML-N leaders including ministers, MNAs, Senators and MPAs offered joint Dua before resuming their onward GT Road trip. The caravan is set to start its journey of 2nd day from Rawalpindi.

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11:40 am 

Nawaz Sharif is holding consultative meeting with senior party leaders at Punjab House before resuming second day journey of his Lahore trip via GT Road from Rawalpindi. Senior PML-N leaders including federal ministers Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Railway Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique, Prime Minister of AJK Raja Farooq Haider, Senator Pervez Rashid, Senator Asif Kirmani and others are present in the meeting.  Sources said that the meeting was discussing strategy for the second day’s trip.

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Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal briefed the meeting about security arrangements for the rally.

Attendance of people in first day of cavalcade and other issues are also being discussed. Following the meeting, Nawaz leading his supporters and workers will embark upon onward journey toward Lahore via the historic GT Road.

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11:20 am

PML-N leader Senator Asif Kirmani said that the historic welcome accorded to Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad and Rawalpindi had deprived the opponents of sleeps.  He said that Nawaz Sharif ruled people’s hearts.

11:10 am

PML-N leader Zaeem Qadri appealed masses to join Nawaz Sharif for ensuring their fundamental rights. Talking to media outside Punjab House, he said that the caravan for restoring and protecting the sanctity of people votes would continue.

He claimed that no leader ever welcomed in such a fashion as Nwaz Sharif was greeted by the masses.

11:00 am

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders reached Punjab House Rawalpindi where Nawaz Sharif staying. A large number of PML-N workers are present outside Punjab House who will accompany Nawaz Sharif in his GT Road trip to Lahore. The workers are raising slogans in favour of Nawaz Sharif.

Rawalpindi (August 10, 2017) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ‘homecoming’ rally will resume it onward journey toward Lahore via GT Road from Rawalpindi today.

The cavalcade led by Nawaz Sharif was started from Punjab House in Islamabad on Wednesday at around 12:00 pm. The rally went to D-Chowk from where it passes through many areas of the federal capital to arrive late in the night in Rawalpindi.

At Committee Chowk in Rawalpindi, Nawaz Sharif addressed the participants of the rally.

The rally will start it onward journey at 11:00 am today from Punjab House Rawalpindi. A large numbers of PML-N workers have gathered in Rawalpindi to accompany Nawaz Sharif in his journey toward Lahore.

 

During Wednesday rally, Nawaz used to shift between the customised armoured container, made for his rally, and his personal vehicle.

Strict security arrangements have been made for the rally, with significant deployment of police personnel, including elite force commandos. Aerial surveillance of the rally will also be carried out.

The rally is a considered as show of power by the former prime minister after his disqualification by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.

Senior government officials, including the prime minister, members of the federal cabinet and PML-N leaders, were present at Punjab House to see off Nawaz on Wednesday when he set out on the trip.

Scores of supporters had amassed at D-Chowk, in front of the Parliament, as Nawaz’s caravan was expected to formally begin its journey from there but the former premier did not make a stopover there and is en route

Day One Wednesday August 9, 2017

1:24

After addressing the mass rally at Liaquat Bagh, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived at Punjab House. According to the schedule, Nawaz Sharif will stay tonight at Punjab House and will leave for Lahore from Kachehri Chowk at 11:00 am in the morning.

Security of ‘Punjab House’ has been beefed up. Heavy contingents of police are deployed in and outside the ‘Punjab House.’

12:35

Former Prime minister Nawaz Sharif has alleged that his government was not allowed to work. While addressing the mass rally in Rawalpindi, Nawaz Sharif said that he restored peace and economic activities in the country. He said that it is not acceptable to me that an elected prime minister by the votes of masses, removed by someone else.

The former prime minister said that Nawaz Sharif never took kickbacks or commission. He said that Rawalpindi is my city and asked the masses, did they accept the decision of his removal. He further asked, was it not the disrespect of masses’ vote? Nawaz Sharif asked that what crime had he been punished and how long will it be fun with Pakistan?

The PML-N leader said that the masses did not accept the decision against Nawaz Sharif. He said no elected prime minister had completed his full term in Pakistan.

11:25

The PMl-N leader Talal Chaudhary addressed the GTR rally and said that Nawaz Sharif has put the country on development track. He claimed Nawaz Sharif has launched power projects and eliminated terrorism. Marvi Memon, Tariq Fazal and Daniyal Aziz also addressed the rally.

The PML-N workers are dancing on party songs. The preparation to welcome Nawaz Sharif here completed as rose petal will be showered on former PM at Kachehri Chowk through helicopter.

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10:10pm

The PML-N leader Saad Rafique addressed the Rally at Committee Chowk and said that  Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification was not acceptable as they will live with him till death. “Nawaz Sharif will come and will overpower,” Saad said while addressing to the charged workers of the PML-N GTR rally en route to Lahore at Committee Chowk.

However, the charged workers are waiting Nawaz Sharif address that will be expected to deliver in few minutes.

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8:10pm

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The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif motorcade has reached at Committee Chowk where hundreds of thousand supporters. The elegant fire work was also conducted as the rally reached here. It is expected that ouster PM will address his first formal address to the rally.

7:45pm

The former PM Nawaz Sharif’s rally is about to arrive at Committee Chowk where PML-N supporters in large numbers are waiting anxiously for his leader. It is likely Nawaz Sharif will address to his supporters.

6:20pm

Former PM Nawaz Sharif rally has reached Murree Road where people in large number welcomed him. His rally schedule has been slight changed and now he will stay in Rawalpindi instead Jehlum in Night and will move to Jehlum Tomorrow morning.

5:50pm

The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was showered with rose petals from helicopter as pamphlets were also dropped carrying slogans in favour of Nawaz Sharif at Faizabad.

4:30pm

Nawaz Sharif cavalcade reached Faizabad and is moving toward for next destination to Committee Choak ,Rawalpindi where forme PM will address the public. The former Prime Minister is being accorded warm welcome by PML-N workers and supporters all along the route he is passing.

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However as he reached Faizabad supporters and workers welcomed him with emotional slogans and jointed rally. Nawaz Sharif replied the supporters love with waving hands. Saad Rafique and other senior PMl-N leaders are also on container.

Map of Lahore showing alternate traffic routes. ─ Photo courtesy Govt of Punjab official Twitter

4:20 pm

Nawaz Sharif cavalcade reached Shakarparian in Islamabad and is moving toward Faizabad. The former Prime Minister is being accorded warm welcome by PML-N workers and supporters all along the route he is passing.

3:50 pm

Jehlum: Preparations for welcoming Nawaz Sharif have been finalized by PML-N Jehlum. CCTV cameras have been installed on GT Road near Jadah as a stage was prepared there by placing shipping containers for address of Nawaz Sharif to party workers and supporters.

3:45 pm

Gujranwala:  Local chapter of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has finalized preparations for according warm welcome to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on arrival in the city through GT Road.  Receptions camps have been set up and PML-N workers and supporters are present in these camps, who intermittently raise pro-Nawaz slogans.  Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to address workers and supporters in the city and a big stage is being prepared for that purpose.

3:35 pm

The rally led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is still in Islamabad. The cavalcade is near Faizabad. The pace is so slow due to overwhelming participation of workers and supporters of PML-N that it has traveled hardly eight to nine kilometers in three and half hours.

3:30 pm

PML-N workers and supporters in Gujranwala, gathered at at a reception camp set up by local party chapter on GT Road, set free pigeons to a mark of solidarity with party chief Nawaz Sharif. The cavalcade led by Nawaz Sharif is still in the federal capital as it is moving at very slow pace toward Faizabad, from where it will move on toward Rawalpindi.

3:10 pm

Caravans of PML-N workers and supporters are joining Nawaz Sharif cavalcade from adjoining areas of Islamabad.  A rally led by a local PML-N leader Wajid Ayub reached Katcheri Chow to join the cavalcade.

2:55 pm

Talking to media in Islamabad, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah said Mian Sahib has every right to take out rally. To a question he opposed amendment to Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution as hinted at by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqab Abbasi the other day.

2:45 pm

Nawaz Sharif, who is at present on the way Faizabad from Zero Point leading a cavalcade, will address party workers and supporters at Committee Chowk in Rawalpindi.

Punjab Police will take over security duties of Nawaz Sharif caravan when it enter Rawalpindi from the federal capital.

2:40 pm

Nawaz Shairf’s cavalcade is on the way to Faizabad on the Islamabad Expressway. The procession will then get on Murree Road, Rawalpindi from the Faizabad Interchange.

2:30 pm

A large number of journalists from print and electronic media are also accompanying the rally of Nawaz Sharif. Foreign media is also covering the rally as journalists associated with different foreign media houses are also travelling with the rally.

2:10 pm

Rawalpindi: A large number of people including women and children have thronged central reception camp of PML-N in Rawalpindi on Murree Road to accord warm welcome to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The cavalcade of Nawas Sharif is en route to Rawalpindi from Zero Point in Islamabad. PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi and Sardar Naseem are leading the enthusiastic PML-N workers and supporters at the camp. The workers are raising slogans against PTI and its chief Imran Khan and in favour of Nawaz Sharif and PML-N.

1:55

PML-N leader Senator Asif Kirmani while talking to media at Faizabad said that people from all walks of life were participating in the rally. He said that with the support of masses Nawaz Sharif will stage comeback. Kirmani said that Nawaz Sharif was fighting a war for Pakistan’s existence and integrity.

1:45 pm

Nawaz Sharif caravan reached Zero Point from where it mill move towards Faizabad. Zero Point was closed for traffic. From Fiazabad the rally will move to Rawalpindi where the workers and supporters of PML-N will welcome Nawaz Sharif. Aerial surveillance of the rally is being carried out.

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1:35 pm

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif convoy is passing through Jinnah Avenue in Islamabad.  The rally is moving at very slow pace.

1:3o pm

PML-N Leader Senator Asif Kiramni says people took to roads to receive and welcome their leader. He added that the huge turn out proved Nawaz is living in people hearts. He asserted that Nawaz Sharif did not commit any corruption.

1:25 pm

Federal Interior Minister Reached Faizabad while leading a rally which passes through Fazl-e-Haq Road. He is overseeing security arrangements for the rally’s participants.

12:54 pm 

Former Prime Minister convoy is on the way to Zer Point from D-Chowk as it is moving at slow pace. Federal Ministers, MNAs, MPAs, Senators, PML-N leaders and other are also accompanying the former Prime Minister.

Earlier,   Nawaz along with PMl-N leaders and workers left Punjab House for Lahore via the historic Grand Trunk (GT) Road.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his cabinet members and functionaries saw off the former PM’s cavalcade from Punjab House.

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The former PM is on the way to to D-Chowk from where he would lead his supporters and party workers to Lahore via GT Road.

Analysts say the former PM’s GT Road rally is an attempt to demonstrate his party street power and his popularity among masses despite being disqualified by the apex court.

Elaborate and stringent security arrangements have been made. Nawaz be travelling in a specially-designed bomb-proof and air-conditioned container.

Federal minister and senior party leaders will also accompany him in the container.  Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan will drive Nawaz Sharif car from Punjab house to the D-Chowk.

Camps have been set up all along the GT Road in different cities by local chapters of PML-N to receive the former Prime Minister.  Posters and banners welcoming the former PM have sprung up in different areas along the GT Road.

Heavy contingent of police and elite force commando have been deployed on the route of the rally. In the federal capital the route of the rally has been closed and police have been deployed from Punjab House to Faizabad.

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