PATTOKI: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has urged Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday to form a judicial bench to look into corruption allegations leveled against him over Multan metro bus project by opposition party chief Imran Khan.
CM Shehbaz addressed a political rally in Pattoki today and during his speech he vowed to quit politics and apologise to the nation if allegations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan involving Faisal Subah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of an offshore company, are proved against him.
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The chief minister claimed that former premier Nawaz Sharif can be disqualified as party president but the love that people have for him cannot be eliminated. The former premier is an important pillar of Pakistan’s politics, CM Shehbaz asserted.
He said that Nawaz would invariably remain chief of the political party.
PTI chairman tells lies day in and day out because he does not know anything else, Shehbaz said while adding that Khan led the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to nowhere after they elected him in General Elections 2013.
On the other hand, he added, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) overcame energy crisis and ended power outages across the country.
He claimed credict of all development works done in Punjab. CM Shehbaz said that Punjab government is continuing to grant loans at lesser interest rates to farmers. Farmers are being provided with fertilizers at half the prices for the past three years, he added.
CM Shehbaz said that the provincial government paid attention to education sector and a road network was laid in villages worth billions.
Projects for potable water were initiated in Punjab, CM Shehbaz said.
Whereas Imran Khan neither paid attention to schools in KP province nor to health facilities needed by the people, Shehbaz said and added that the service to the people by PML-N government would continue after winning General Elections 2018.
The Punjab chief minister further alleged Imran Khan of skipping court hearings in defamation cases lodged by him against Khan.