Wednesday May 08, 2019
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, while commenting on his return to Kot Lakhpat jail on Tuesday, said that this "dark night of tyranny" will be over.
The former premier returned to the prison with his entourage late Tuesday, following the expiry of his six-week bail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference.
Ahead of his arrival at the prison, Nawaz thanked his supporters for accompanying him to jail at midnight. "I do not have words to thank you for the passionate way in which you welcomed me," he said.
"I understand that their passion and prayers will bear fruit, God willing," the former premier said in his message to his loyalists.
"And God willing, this dark night of tyranny will be over. I have no doubt about this."
He added: "I will be rid of the dark prison cell through their prayers and I know that they understand what I am being punished for."
Nawaz further expressed his wishes for the well-being of all his supporters, saying, "You have my heartiest prayers with you, Pakistan Zindabad!"