SWABI - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) here on Friday kicked off its agitation movement, vowing to continue their struggle till removal of the convicted prime minister and an immediate announcement of fresh general elections by the PPP government.

PML-N, Vice President, Amir Muqam, PML-N, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, President Pir Sabir Shah, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Capt (retd) Safdar, Farid Toofan, Sirzamin Buneri, the party district president Iftikhar Ahmad Khan and central leader Laiqat Ahmad Khan attended the first protesting meeting to launch campaign against the government. The protest meeting was held at Marghuz, which also marked the rejuvenation of the PML-N in the district and once again it became a force to be counted, posing a grave threat to the position of the Awami National Party leaders in the district which they considered their stronghold since it established. Sajjad Khan, who belongs to Marghuz, has been made provincial vice president of the party.

The PML-N leaders said that the stubbornness of the premier and the unconstitutional approach of the PPP regime have forced them to launch campaign for the supremacy of the statute book. It was a responsibility of the government to work for the superiority of the constitution, they said.

They said they had already announced the dates of holding protest meeting at Karak, Peshawar, Mardan, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Kohat and Nowshera while the dates for other protest meetings and processions in different regions of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be announced later on. “It’s a continuous process. We would not stop till the implementation of the Supreme Court’s historic verdict in which Prime Minister was convicted,” said Sabir Shah. They declared that on the directives PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif they want to force Prime Minister to quit his office, implementing the Supreme Court verdict.

They said after the conviction of the prime minister he should no longer hold his office. “We have launched the protest, raising our voices against the inefficient, corrupt and convicted rulers. Our utmost desire is the PPP regime, especially Prime Minister Gilani should honour the Supreme Court verdict,” said Sabir Shah.

They questioned the PPP leadership that how a convicted person can remain in power, rejecting the plea of the appeal and the role of the National Assembly speaker. They said after the Supreme Court decision the chief executive office should uphold the constitution, moving straight to his native town Multan but unfortunately he is still occupying the office of the prime minister.