Ousted PM Nawaz Shariff convoy kills 13-year-old, tags him ‘First Martyr’
In a shocking incident on the roads of Pakistan, ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Shariff convoy hit and killed a 13-year-old boy who was had come to attend a rally on Friday at which Nawaz Shariff was protesting his recent ouster.
As Nawaz Shariff makes his way down to the major road in country’s capital Islamabad, party’s stronghold in the eastern city of Lahore, the ex-leader was rallying crowds since Wednesday.
“A 13-year-old boy who had come to see the rally was hit by a car in the convoy,” Sajid Ali, head of the local Lalamusa police station, told AFP.
What shocking is the fact that the officials present in the present at the spot termed the boy “Martyr” of the “first moment for democracy” in an address to the thousands-strong crowd in nearby Gujrat
As people present at the spot says that one of the vehicles from the convoy hit the boy as he crossed a divider on the road, the minister said.
Giving condolence to the family, ousted PM says that he will personally visit the boy’s home and will help the family to their life.
At previous stops along the route, Sharif railed against the court’s decision, insisting his conscience is clean against the allegation of corruption.
Supporters present at the rally chanted “Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff” and danced on the songs praising the party as the former leader addressed the crowd from a makeshift stage behind bulletproof glass.
Thousands had turned out to catch a glimpse of Sharif as his convoy rolled down the Grand Trunk Road, a more than 2,000-year-old trade route which leads from Chittagong in Bangladesh across India and Pakistan to the Afghan capital Kabul.