Massive crowd greets deposed Pakistani PM in hometown

Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters during a rally in Muridke, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Sharif is currentl

Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters while he arrives to address a rally in Gujrat, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.

Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters during a rally in Muridke, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Sharif is currentl

Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raises his hands to responsd his supporters during a rally in Muridke, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters while he arrives to address a rally in Gujrat, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.

Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, center, addresses to supporters during a rally in Muridke, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Sharif is

Supporters of deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif greet to their leader arrives to address a rally in Gujrat, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 11, 201

Supporters of deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif listen the speech of their leader during a rally in Gujrat, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 11, 201

Supporters of deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attend a rally in Muridke, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Sharif is currently holding

Thousands of supporters of deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shout slogans during a rally in Muridke, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. S

Supporters of deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif listen the speech of their leader during a rally in Gujrat, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 11, 201

Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, center on stairs, waves to supporters while he leaving after addressing a rally in Gujrat, Pakistan, Fr

Thousands of supporters of deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif listen to their leader during a rally in Muridke, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 12

Supporters of deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif listen to their leader during a rally in Muridke, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Shari

Supporters of deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif dance during a rally in Gujrat, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Sharif criticized the cou

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A massive crowd of tens of thousands of supporters has greeted deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in his hometown of Lahore at a large rally that began three days ago.

Reaching Shahdara at the edge of Lahore, Sharif said citizens had not accepted his disqualification and asked his supporters to await his next move, without elaborating.

Authorities stopped vehicles, except for Sharif's and ministers, at the beginning of the provincial capital of Punjab because of the massive crowd.

After a Supreme Court decision disqualified him last month for concealing assets, Sharif has traveled with a long cavalcade from Islamabad Wednesday. He stayed overnight in three different cities. Sharif's government was dismissed for third time. He was previously dismissed in 1993 and 1999.