Black ink thrown at Nawaz Sharif’s banners in Lahore
LAHORE (92 News) – Some unidentified people have on Friday threw black ink over all banners and panaflexes of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the provincial capital’s The Mall Road.
The banners were placed on The Mall outside Governor House, Chief Minister Secretariat and other areas as Nawaz Sharif is returning to Lahore from Islamabad via the famous Grand Trunk Road (GT Road) in a bid to show his popularity among the people despite security concerns following a bomb blast in the Punjab province’s capital.
Even the government machinery is unaware of the persons involved in the throwing black ink over the banners and panaflexes.
Nawaz Sharif, began a homecoming journey on Wednesday, leaving for the eastern city Lahore along with hundreds in a bid to show his popularity among the people despite security concerns following a bomb blast in the Punjab province’s capital.
Weeks after Sharif, the former prime minister, was disqualified by the Supreme Court, he is traveling to Lahore, his hometown, which is about 150 miles from Islamabad, the capital. The court disqualified Sharif from holding office last month. It also ordered the opening of corruption cases against him and his three children.
He left Islamabad around noon and was seen off by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a party loyalist who was elected as prime minister last month. Several government ministers also joined his convoy and led the chanting in their leader’s support.