ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that Monday’s by-poll victory in Lodhran is “the public’s response to these cases,” adding that the “people of Pakistan are fighting my case. I salute them.”
According to unofficial results, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Iqbal Shah received 113,542 votes, while his competitor, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Ali Tareen, contesting his first election on his father’s seat, got 85,933 votes.
Nawaz was addressing the media after appearing before the accountability court hearing three National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against him, daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar
Talking to the media, Nawaz said he wonders how long such “supplementary references” will continue to be submitted. He was referring to the additional reference filed by NAB in the Avenfiled case and the expected filing of similar supplementary references in the other two cases.