SAHIWAL: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif says that Asif Zardari would not oppose Imran and vice versa as they had some secret understanding.
Addressing a public meeting at Sheikh Zafar Ali Stadium, he said they [Imran and Zardari] could not fool the people, adding that those who had embezzled billions of rupees from the national exchequer in the past and even exploited Haj pilgrims should be held accountable.
The former prime minister said the Lahore public meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had no match with today’s PML-N gathering.
Nawaz Sharif said the ‘Ladla’ (Imran Khan) was a total failure as he had claimed of making ‘a new Pakistan’ but he could not develop the of Khyber and its capital Peshawar.
The PTI chief, he said, had been making tall claims of adding more electricity into the system but delivered nothing on all fronts.
The PML-N, however, had the credit of adding significant electricity into the system that was unprecedented in Pakistan’s history, besides laying a vast network of motorways and highways as well as ensuring other infrastructural development across the country, he added.
It was again the PML-N government that had not only ensured peace in Karachi and Balochistan by eliminating the menaces of terrorism and extremism through a well-conceived strategy, he said and added that he had also initiated the mega developmental projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The PML-N Quaid said Sahiwal now had a modern university, a medical college and a coal power plant, and it would also be connected to the motorways network, if the PML-N was elected again.
He alleged that the PTI chairman had ‘sold’ his party members, who in the Senate election voted for the Pakistan People’s Party candidate. He acted like a ‘stooge’ by voting for others and the people must beware of such stooges, and vote only for the PML-N which had the track record of public service, ensuring their prosperity and that of the country, Nawaz added.
Nawaz Sharif said the PML-N had never compromised on the nation’s dignity and Pakistan’s sovereignty even during the times of turmoil and that was why the people should again vote the party into power. He assured that if elected again, his party would provide shelter to the homeless.
Earlier, Maryam Nawaz said Imran Khan played the role of a ‘guest actor’ in every election and he would disappear after the upcoming general election. The PML-N would continue its journey of selfless public service and upholding the country’s dignity, she vowed.
She said the PTI leadership had called in the party workers from all over Pakistan to participate in the Lahore meeting as the people of Punjab had refused to listen to it, as they knew that Imran was nothing more than a ‘rubber stamp leader’. Billions of rupees was spent by its ticket holders to woo people for attending to the meeting but in vain, she said and advised the voters to be vigilant of the elements, who sold their votes to other party.