16-07-2018.by Salman Iqbal

Nawaz Sharif's audio message from Adiala jail.

LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Quaid Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, currently lodged in Rawalpindi's Adiala jail in a corruption case, have issued audio messages for the people of Pakistan.

Addressing his party workers and leaders in his recorded message, Nawaz said he had been put in jail to keep him away from them. “My daughter, who’s a daughter of the nation, has also been lodged in jail,” he said adding that the opponents did not know that the prison and imprisonment could not sever his relationship with his people.

“Neither any dictator could break off that relationship in the past nor those pulling the strings would be able to do so today,” asserted Nawaz Sharif. He requested the people to pray for recovery of his critically ill wife, whom he left behind, in a London hospital, to return to his country. He said the entire country had been turned into a jail. He said now was the time to stand up and break all shackles. He said the time had reached that people would have to free themselves from the (illegal) restrictions and to do away with the games being played with them for the last 70 years.

He said such games with masses have turned the Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan into a laughing stock. “That’s why I have raised the slogan of ‘Vote Ko Izzat Do’ (Give Respect to Vote. Now it’s your turn to carry this flag (movement) forward.