The container that will be carrying former PM Nawaz Sharif. Photo: The Herald Pakistan 

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Information Central Secretary Shafqat Mahmood said on Wednesday that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s travel to Lahore via the Grand Trunk (GT) Road is his business but using patwari [land revenue officials] sponsored crowds to defy/malign the Supreme Court is dangerous politics that undermines democracy.

Mahmood, a PTI MNA from Lahore, posted a series of tweets on Twitter.

“Nawaz can do his politics in whatever manner he likes but not use our money and state officials to further his political interests,” said Mahmood in another tweet.

He added that: “Nawaz Sharif has every right to go on whichever road he wants to but use of state machine/money to advertise and collect people deplorable” 

Similarly, PTI MNA from Islamabad and economic expert Asad Umar said on Twitter: 

On a similar note, PTI Secretary General Jahangir Tareen said: 

Former prime minister Nawaz Shari departed Punjab House for D-Chowk to formally begin his journey for Lahore via the GT Road.

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader is expected to shift into the customised container shortly which will take him to Lahore.