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Entered Parliament To Save Democracy, Says Shahbaz Sharif

Former Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif

PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif said on Monday that he didn’t enter the parliament to protect the rigging in Elections 2018 rather protect the country’s democratic system. The elections held on July 25 were the most provocative polls in country’s history, he said while addressing a PML-N’s parliamentary party session in the federal capital. We had refusals the elections on the night of July 25. He also said that we will raise our voices against rigging both inside and outside the parliament.

Regarding his plan of action against alleged rigging, the former Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif shared that the party will demand an investigation in the rigging. We will demand the formation of a parliamentary commission. We will also present our demand of leading a legal audit before the parliament.


Congratulating all the Parliamentarians who took their oaths during the first session of the National Assembly earlier in the day, Shehbaz commented that all political parties must play their part to the completest. “I will try my best to fulfill the role for which nation elected me.”

Newly-elected in elections 2018 MNAs took oath in the first session of the 15th National Assembly on Monday. The swearing-in marked the third successive democratic transfer of power in the country. Outgoing NA speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq administered oath to the newly-elected members. This was followed by signing of the ‘Roll of Members’.
A total of 324 MNAs took the oath today, with five more yet to do so. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, who is set to become the country’s next prime minister, was among those sworn in, along with other prominent leaders including PPP’s Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Zardari, and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif.

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