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Shehbaz blames ‘bad weather’ for his absence from opposition protest

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday blamed bad weather for his absence from Wednesday’s protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Islamabad.

Talking to reporters, the former Punjab chief minister said that his absence should not be misconstrued and reiterated that PML-N stands with the newly formed 11-party grand opposition on the issue of rigging in General Election 2018.

“All the parties held an impressive but peaceful protest on Wednesday,” he said, adding he couldn’t reach there because his flight was cancelled due to bad weather.

“No matter what people say but this is the truth,” Shehbaz asserted.

He further said that there will be more protests in future and this issue will be raised in the assemblies. “We are going to assemblies to raise the issue of highest priority,” PML-N president stated.

“The opposition alliance has already to agreed to get this issue investigated through a parliamentary commission. That commission will find out how RTS was shut down on election day and why the polling agents were kicked out of the polling stations,” Shehbaz added.

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