Lahore (August 11, 2017): Banners to welcome former prime minister Nawaz Sharif have been placed across Lahore ahead of his visit to the city.
The banners have placed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Lahore. Nawaz Sharif is expected to arrive in the city on Saturday or Sunday. The banners read, “Hamaray Quaid Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (Our leader Muhammad Nawaz Sharif).” The banners have been placed all across the city including Davis Road, Lorry Adda, Mall Road, Railway Station, Niazi Chowk and Shimla Hill.
The different sorts of banners to show solidarity with Nawaz Sharif had started appearing in the city soon after his ouster and even during hearing of Panama case by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. However, welcoming banners have started propping up for the last two days. The sources said that a huge number of PML-N workers from Lahore will welcome Nawaz Sharif at Babu Sabu Interchange and will take him to Data Sahib in the form of procession. They claimed that Nawaz Sharif will reiterate his resolve to keep Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as his political predecessor and a candidate for the premiership.
The sources said that the PML-N stalwarts and die hard workers are getting placards, posters and banners to accord rousing welcome to the ex-prime minister and all arrangements have been finalized in this regard. The workers have even placed banners which read, “Janab Nawaz Sharif aaj bhe hamary wazir e-Azam hain aur 2018 main bhe hamary wazir-e-azam hun gay (Nawaz Sharif is also our prime minister today and will be the prime minister in 2018.”
PML-N leaders from Vehari, Jhang, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura and other districts of Punjab have also started reaching Lahore. PML-N activist eagerly awaiting for Nawaz Sharif in Lahore.