SHEIKHUPURA, Pakistan,Former Pakistan prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday said he had been removed from the office for pursuing an agenda of development and progress, reported the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).
Addressing a big gathering here, he said he would quit politics forever, if corruption of even a single penny were proved against him.
"We will defeat conspirators in the general election 2018," he said, adding he was with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers.
"You will have to protect the sanctity of your votes," he told the crowd, adding that he would serve the people of Sheikhupura and launch many development projects, if he came to power again.
Nawaz Sharif resigned after Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered his disqualification from office following a corruption investigation into his family's finances.
The national election is scheduled for later this year.
Highlighting the achievements of PML-N government, Nawaz Sharif said load-shedding had ended, while poverty was also alleviated to a great extent.
His party launched the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to enhance business activities and strengthen national economy, he added.
Criticising the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), he said not a single project was started and completed by the parties in the provinces, where they were in government.
"We have already bid farewell to the PPP and the time has come to see off those elements who talk about raising of an umpire's finger," he added.
Nawaz Sharif said Peshawar and Karachi had been ruined by the PTI and the PPP governments, whereas his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif was continuously launching development projects in his province.
He said the country was making fast-track progress when he was ousted from the office of prime minister. He had eliminated terrorism and ended load-shedding, and restored peace in the country, he added.
The conspirators would face defeat in the next general election as the people were aware of their negative politics, he added.
He urged the people to support the PML-N in next elections, if they wanted to promote health and education sectors in the country.
PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz also spoke on the occasion.
Source: Nam News Network