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Sheikh Rasheed resign’s from “National Assembly” seat

Sheikh Rasheed resign from his national assembly seat. The announcement from his side was done during a joint protest of opposition on Mall road Lahore.

Sheikh Rasheed in his traditional way of speech bashed the Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif.

The Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and other opposition parties on Wednesday kicked off their movement to “force the PML-N out of power — both in the federal and provincial governments” with a protest staged on Lahore’s Mall Road.

PAT chief Tahirul Qadri arrived at the venue a little before 5pm and was welcomed by a large crowd of gathered supporters and prominent leaders from multiple political parties. PPP flags mingled with the PAT tricolor and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) green-and-red standard as supporters waited for their leaders to address the gathering.

The chiefs of PTI, PPP, Jamaat-i-Islami and the PML-Q had on Tuesday reaffirmed their pledge to be part of the inaugural rally on The Mall.

Asif Ali Zardari was slated to address the crowd before evening prayers, allowing Imran Khan to take over after maghrib after the PTI refused to share a stage with Bhutto’s party. However, that plan seemed destined for problems as the PPP co-chairman arrived late for his address.

Zardari began his speech by turning his guns on ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif right off the bat. Recalling that Sharif had a few days ago claimed that he was being treated like Mujeebur Rahman, Zardari asked: “Is it a matter of pride for him that he should be unfaithful to the land and be called a traitor?”

“What has happened to you?” he asked, addressing Sharif. He said the PPP will take every step possible to take the rulers out for the sake of the country. “These people know I can get rid of them whenever I want,” he said. Zardari recalled that Benazir Bhutto had gone to all parts of the world but gave speeches, “but not one of her speeches is against Pakistan”. He said Benazir had spoken against dictators but never against the country. “The problems we see here today are the fruits of a dictator, Ziaul Haq.” He said the Sharifs do not have any concern for Pakistan, “they only know what Jati Umra is” — a reference to the Sharif family’s residence near Lahore.

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