SWAT: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) founder and former premier Nawaz Sharif reiterated on Sunday that the political organisation would form federal government as well as that in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in General Elections 2018.
Nawaz Sharif addressed a rally of party workers in Swat today and said in his speech that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan disses metro bus project in Lahore whereas PTI-led government of KP province is building the same in Peshawar.
The PMLn Qaid said that the PTI betrayed the confidence of the masses of the province in its five-year tenure and did not honor a single promise it made with the people of the KP. ” I am disappointed over the politics of Imran Khan as his politics revolves around cheat, accusations and blame-game”, he added.
The PTI government did not construct a single school, hospital and college in its tenure, he said and added the people would hold the PTI and Imran Khan accountable for coughing up over Rs2bn of billion tree tsunami project. The PTI leaders were now accusing each other over the corruption, he added.
The people of KP, he said would now ask the PTI leaders to show their performance and would defeat them through balloting in the upcoming elections.
Nawaz Sharif said Imran Khan did nothing except ruining the politics of Jehangir Tareen. The PTI government’s performance was before the people of the KP, he said adding that the KP people were fed up with PTI and its policies and wanted a real change. He said the real change could only be brought by the PMLN like it brought in Punjab and Islamabad. Nawaz Sharif said that if any body wanted to see development, then he should come to Lahore and other parts of Punjab to see it for itself.
The PTI leaders, who were trumpeting Lahore Metro as Jungla Bus Service were now constructing Peshawar Metro with huge cost. The Lahore metro was constructed at a cost of Rs40 billion and Pindi Metro at a cost of Rs.45 billion while Peshawar Metro was being constructed at a cost of Rs71 billion.
The PMLN Qaid said his government established peace and harmony by eliminating terrorism and added that today Malala Yusafzai visited Swat because peace had been restored in the country. “We are concerned about future of the young generation” he said and urged the youth to support the PMLN for reshaping their future.
Nawaz Sharif said Imran Khan himself admitted that he owned an offshore company adding Imran Khan should have extended hand to the government for the progress and development of the country but he started politics of mudslinging and hurling accusations against political opponents.
In her address, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari were now brothers who had joined hands under a banner that did not represent the people. In a fiery speech made while addressing a huge crowd at Kabal in Swat, Maryam said, “These two brothers have joined hands under a banner that does not represent the people of Pakistan.”
“You people voted for his party [PTI] in the 2013 election and he took your vote and placed it at Zardari’s feet during the Senate elections,” Maryam said adding if Imran has to do the same next time, “he should just tell people to vote directly for the arrow, instead of getting them to vote for the bat.” “When you voted for the PTI in the last election, you hoped Imran will work for you, make new roads in Swat, however, he spent the whole term in blocking roads in Punjab and the Federal Capital.”
She said “Where was Imran when floods hit Swat, or when the dengue infection was prevalent here? Let me tell you where he was, he was in the Federal Capital, being a pawn in someone else’s efforts to topple the government.”
On this occasion, Maryam Nawaz, Captain(R) Safdar, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Former Information Minister Pervaz Rashid, PML-N KP President Amir Muqam, and MNA Dr Ibad were also present.