Nawaz Sharif attacks judiciary over ouster, wife files nomination for by-polls

Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif crowd around his car as his convoy enters Rawalpindi Pakistan

Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers for her husband's former constituency in Lahore were filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party.

Sharif, who was disqualified from office by the Supreme Court on July 28, won the constituency in the 2013 general election.

The decision to put forward Mrs Sharif is in line with Pakistan's tradition of dynastic politics and also indicates the former PM will likely stay involved behind the scenes. "Nawaz Sharif's appeal in your court".

As per media reports, Law Minister of the Province said the convoy was heading slowly and an enquiry was ordered into the matter.

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Rashid further said that the PML-N was being "forced" to contest the by-election due to Nawaz's ouster, adding that they should do so on a level playing field without using government machinery.

"Millions of people rendered sacrifices during Pakistan's creation [too].He is our child; if he joined [the rally meant] for Pakistan, [then] God bless him", he said. No member of the PML-N reached there or sent condolences, DawnNews said.

The former premier is now leading a procession from Islamabad to Lahore, the capital of Punjab province and the PML-N's seat of power.

Addressing supporters at Rawalpindi late Wednesday night, he took a pledge from the people that they would get their mandate respected. "Promise me you won't allow your prime minister to be humiliated this way", he stated. "Was the treatment meted out to Nawaz Sharif appropriate", he asked and the crowd responded with resounding "no". "I leave this for history to determine", noted the three-time premier.

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