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Nawaz Sharif exhibits popularity amongst the masses, kickstarts two-day rally from Islamabad to Lahore

Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified Sharif from the position of Prime Minister in the Panama Papers investigation.

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Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif crowd around him as he leaves Punjab house in Islamabad, Pakistan August 9, 2017. (Source: REUTERS/Caren Firouz)

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Pakistan's deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters during a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Sharif began two days of rallies aimed at demonstrating his political strength, making stops from the capital Islamabad to his hometown of Lahore, ignoring security threats and drawing thousands of supporters. (Source: AP Photo)

Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif rally, Pakistan elections, pakistan news

Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif crowd around his car as his convoy leaves Islamabad, Pakistan August 9, 2017. Citing security concerns over a bomb blast in Punjab province, Sharif has been warned by his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and also Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to avoid taking the road route. However, the former prime minister said this is not a protest and simply a journey back home and that he is undertaking because “risks need to be taken for the country”.(Source: REUTERS)

Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif rally, Pakistan elections, pakistan news

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to supporters as his convoy leaves Islamabad, Pakistan August 9, 2017. (Source: REUTERS/Caren Firouz)

Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif rally, Pakistan elections, pakistan news

Islamabad : Pakistani workers install a huge billboard of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the planned route of his rally at a highway in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. According to Malik Mohammad Ahmed, a spokesman in Punjab where Lahore is the provincial capital, Sharif planned to travel with a convoy of supporters by road on Wednesday from the capital, Islamabad, to Lahore. (Source: AP)

Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif rally, Pakistan elections, pakistan news

A huge convoy of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Sharif kick-started his mass contact campaign Wednesday in a move aimed at demonstrating his political strength by leading a rally from the capital to his home city of Lahore, ignoring security threats. (Source: AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif rally, Pakistan elections, pakistan news

Islamabad: A huge convoy of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Sharif kick-started his mass contact campaign Wednesday in a move aimed at demonstrating his political strength by leading a rally from the capital to his home city of Lahore, ignoring security threats. (Source: AP/PTI)

Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif rally, Pakistan elections, pakistan news

Supporters of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hold posters of their leader while they arrive to attend a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Pakistan's deposed prime minister Sharif began two days of rallies Wednesday in a move aimed at demonstrating his political strength, making stops from the capital Islamabad to his hometown of Lahore, ignoring security threats. (Source: AP Photo/ Anjum Naveed)

Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif rally, Pakistan elections, pakistan news

Supporters of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif celebrate ahead of Sharif's convoy leaving Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Sharif kick-started his mass contact campaign Wednesday in a move aimed at demonstrating his political strength by leading a rally from the capital to his home city of Lahore, ignoring security threats. (Source: AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif rally, Pakistan elections, pakistan news

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday asked Nawaz to be removed from the position of chief of his party Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz). After his arrival in Lahore, he is expected to announce the candidate for the NA-120 seat vacated due to his ouster. (Source: Reuters)

Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif rally, Pakistan elections, pakistan news

Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shout their support as his caravan departs Islamabad, Pakistan August 9, 2017. (Source: REUTERS/Caren Firouz)