LAHORE - The PML-N protest rally taken out Sunday against Baloachistan carnage and drone attacks turned into political gathering that raised the slogans in the favour of Sharif brothers. The political hymens sung by the PML-N workers for the applause of their leadership also caused an inordinate delay in the funeral prayers offered for the Baloach leaders. The people, who joined the Namaz-e-Janaza and protest rally carried out from GPO Chowk to Masjid-e-Shuhda on The Mall to condemn the assassinations of Baloach leaders and drone attacks being carried out by America, cursed the PML-N leaders and workers for praising Nawaz and Shahbaz on the serious occasion. One commented that chanting slogans for glorifying the PML-N leadership had really hurt the sanctity of the event. Some participants said that it was most condemnable that the local leadership including PML-N Lahore president and MNA Mian Marghoob Ahmed and Minister for Excise and Taxation Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, who were leading the rally, did not raise any objection over the issue. Sources in PML-N revealed that PML-N Lahore leadership (president and secretary general) played a role of silent spectators deliberately. They directed workers in advance to raise slogan for Live Long Nawaz Sharif, Live Long Shahbaz Sharif to improve their position in the eyes of the central leadership. The sources informed that although PML-N had planned to carryout protest rallies throughout the province but later it hammered out the consensus that it would be uphill task to get the plan implemented on large scale. Though Nawaz Sharif had given strict directions to put up an impressive show, however, Punjab as well as Lahore leadership besides MPAs only managed to show a poor performance. Scores of passers-by told The Nation on Sunday that the protest rally was so thin to be counted easily. The rally limited to 150 participants, they said, was the smallest rally in the town since 18th February elections. They further said that when the Sharif brothers were disqualified, hundreds of PML-N workers and leaders had thronged The Mall to protest against the injustice. But now just handful of the party workers took to the road. Even they wasted most of the time in praising Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif by chanting slogans in their support, they added. Some of the PML-N workers were holding banners and placards to show gesture of solidarity with Balochistan on the killing of Balochi leaders. They also lashed out at the policy of drone attacks. Mian Marghoob Ahmed, Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, Naseer Ahmed Bhutta, Ajasam Sharif, Nasreen Nawaz, Nazeer Khan Sawaati, Samnabad Syed Mehmood and Akhtar Nanah participated in the rally. Khaksar Tehreek chief Hameedudin Almashraqi and Khidmat Group The Mall president Babar Butt also joined the rally. They offered funeral prayers outside Masjid-e-Shuda for the Baloch leaders killed in Balochistan recently. They demanded the government to probe into the matter and to bring the culprits to book. Addressing on the occasion, Mian Marghoob Ahmed said that the killing of Baloch leaders was a conspiracy to destabilise the country. He said that the whole nation was united and would foil all vested interests. He said that it was high time to revise all the policies made during the era of Musharraf. Getting sympathised with people of Balochistan, he said that law should take its course to bring such non-state actors to book. Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, Naseer Ahmed Bhutta and other leaders said that when PML-N would rule over the country, notorious drone attacks would come to a complete halt. Their government would also put an end to the imperialism and hegemony of the US, the speakers said.