Wednesday Aug 09, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that he wishes that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi continues as premier till the end of the government's tenure, sources informed Geo News.
“It is my wish that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi remains prime minister till the end of the tenure,” Nawaz said in his brief remarks after a high-level party meeting before departing for his GT Road rally.
The former prime minister expressed his confidence in the newly-elected premier, hoping Abbasi will complete the work that he [Nawaz] started.
Nawaz also said that his brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, is the pride of Pakistan and Punjab, adding that his work in the province has become a role model for others.
The former prime minister said his journey for Lahore via the GT Road has been organised so he can express gratitude to the masses for their support to him and his party.
Meanwhile, Shehbaz said on Twitter that it is the people's trust that inspires Nawaz, and prayed to God to keep all of the rally's participants safe.
He added that public engagement is a fundamental right of every political party, terming it the linchpin of the democratic order and oxygen for political parties.