(CTN News) – Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), made an emotional homecoming speech at Lahore’s iconic Minar-e-Pakistan. In the speech, he revealed his plans for overcoming persistent crises and preparing the country for the upcoming general elections, as well as what steps the party intends to take to succeed.
Due to his self-imposed exile after he was permitted to travel to London on health grounds in 2019, the three-time former prime minister has been living in London for the past four years as he has been in a state of self-imposed exile.
The following are some important points from his speech today:
As he spoke, Nawaz Sharif said, “I do not want to take revenge,” which seemed to dispel rumours that he would adopt a confrontational policy in the run-up to the general elections.
He also mentioned that all constitutional institutions should work together – an important statement for the institutions that have had a darker history with Nawaz in the past.
“I am speaking with much restraint today, so that I may avoid saying things that I shouldn’t,” Nawaz Sharif said in response to the questions he was asked.
There is no way Pakistan is going to prosper if it remains in a war mode for the sake of its neighboring countries, the PML-N president has said.
During the term of his government, he reminded people that the times were good during that time.
The name of Nawaz Sharif arch-foe Imran Khan was not uttered once during his speech because Nawaz made several references to him without naming him.
As well as that, he also recalled his mother and wife, who he said he lost as a result of politics, whom he said he lost as well.
Nawaz Sharif reiterates a famous mantra of his: “Why was my government ousted?””
As he put it, “we should not allow anyone to play with the fate of the country in the future,” he added.
Nawaz Sharif said that the nation will have to move forward on the path of development “at double speed” as “begging won’t solve” the nation’s problems in the long run.