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Sharif says PML-N victory in Lodhran by-poll vindicates his stance

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday questioned why those who breached the Constitution and arrested judges are not being brought to accountability.

Speaking to the media after appearance before an accountability court in the federal capital, Nawaz Sharif, who seemed contented over the unexpected victory of the PML-N in NA-154 by-election in Lodhran, said the result vindicated his stance that he was being subjected to revengeful accountability.

He asked how long they will have to appear before courts and face supplementary references.

The PML-N chief questioned the rationale behind filing of a supplementary reference against him and members of his family, saying had there been anything incriminating in the previous reference, the anti-graft watchdog would not have to file the new reference.

He claimed the Sharif family was facing fake cases.

People were fighting his case, said Nawaz Sharif. The sanctity of vote was being restored, which is evident in the Lodhran by-poll, he added.

He stated that he was being avenged in the name of accountability and vowed to face charges against him forcefully.

Why those who violated the country’s constitution and arrested judges were not being caught, he asked.

Without naming anyone, the former premier said, the powers that be wanted him to be punished at any cost.

He said the PML-N will lead the country in the right direction, adding that his government eradicated power blackouts and terrorism from the country.

In a jovial mood, Sharif said, by the grace of Allah the moon of the upcoming general elections has been sighted in Lodhran by-elections.

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