Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, in an audio message from Adial Jail, has urged the masses to vote for his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party in upcoming general elections.
“The historic day of July 25 has arrived and despite being imprisoned I am witnessing your passion, and listening to vote ko izzat do (respect the vote) chants … I want to tell you that the time has finally arrived to give one final push to break the wall responsible for our flaws,” the PML-N supremo said in the message, shared through his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s Twitter handle.
قائد مسلم لیگ ن محمد نوازشریف کا الیکشن سے قبل قوم کے نام پیغام۔
25 جولائی کو اپنے حقوق کی آزادی اور ووٹ کی عزت کے لئے اٹھ کھڑے ہو، گھروں سے نکلو اور شیر پر مہر لگاؤ۔#PMLN #VoteKoIzzatDo #ووٹ_کو_عزت_دو pic.twitter.com/FREu2R6mFs
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) July 23, 2018
Sharif, who along with his daughter and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar is incarcerated for 10 years in the Avenfield reference, said they were put in the jail only for raising voice for people’s rights and respect.
“The time is rife to make this movement a success … announce such a historic verdict that flush away all those verdicts which have turned Pakistan into a graveyard of justice,” he added.
The ousted premier called upon his supporters to leave their houses after morning prayers on July 25 and change the destiny of the nation by casting vote to his party.
“This is a golden opportunity given to you by the Almighty and you’ll have to change the destiny of Pakistan at any cost.”
It may be mentioned that Sharif, who had a long history of heart problems and had already twice undergone procedures including a bypass surgery, is reportedly unwell in the prison. Source said that the former PM also suffered from hypertension, associated sub-normal kidney function, and other complications.
However, a medical board that examined Nawaz earlier today concluded that there was no acute medical problems, saying the patient was well-oriented in time and space.
The doctors advised the former prime minister to continue previous medications. The board said that the blood and urine test of the patient came normal, except for the urea which was 64, and creatinine 1.3. It further said that some of the blood tests and echocardiography will be conducted on Tuesday.