In an unexpected turn of events at a political rally led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) brought a lion and a tiger, representing the party’s symbol. The rally, held in the National Assembly (NA)-130 constituency, witnessed the wild animals being showcased in cages at camps set up by the party.
Local media reports and visuals shared on social media captured the surreal scene of PML-N supporters taking selfies with the lion and tiger, both locked in iron cages. This unusual display of party allegiance has been observed in multiple PML-N public gatherings in the past, according to sources.
PML-N leader Marriyum Aurangzeb addressed the matter, stating that Nawaz Sharif took notice of the wild animals being brought to the rally on Mohini Road and immediately directed to send them back. In a tweet, Aurangzeb conveyed Sharif’s instructions, emphasizing that no real lion or any other animal should be brought to any political rally in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, during a rally held on Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif discussed the current state of Pakistan, asserting that the country has been in crisis since his ouster from the prime minister’s office. He questioned the rationale behind his imprisonment, alleging that five judges removed him from office for refusing a salary from his son, leading to subsequent economic challenges in the country.
In his speech, the three-time former Prime Minister pledged to bring about positive change in Nankana Sahib, outlining plans to transform the city into a model with the establishment of a boy’s degree college and a state-of-the-art cricket stadium.
Nawaz Sharif, who returned from a self-imposed exile in London in October last year, is seeking a fourth term in the upcoming elections scheduled for February 8. In a statement earlier this week, Sharif acknowledged the challenges in bringing Pakistan’s economy back on track, emphasizing the complexities involved in the process.
The presence of wild animals at political rallies continues to be a topic of debate, with concerns raised about the safety and ethics of using such displays to symbolize political support. As the election date approaches, the political landscape in Pakistan remains dynamic, with unexpected twists adding to the intrigue surrounding the campaigns.
Sources By Agencies