- PM Shahbaz says that he will serve the country as a worker.
- It is said that Pakistan’s issues will not be solved by “witchcraft”.
- “There is no sign of default now,” says the premier.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday asked supporters in Faisalabad to vote for the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) in the upcoming general elections to avenge the 2018 polls.
The Prime Minister made the remarks while addressing a function after laying the foundation stone of development projects including Faisalabad Satyana Bypass connecting Motorway-3. He said that he would serve the people as a worker under the leadership of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
PM Shehbaz urged people to support Nawaz Sharif, saying, “If PML-N gets a five-year mandate, they will change the fortunes of Pakistan.”
Taking a dig at the former ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the Prime Minister said that the previous government was mixing poison in the society.
“What did the previous government do in the last four years? That person.” [Imran Khan] signed an agreement with the IMF [International Monetary Fund] And then violated it,” the PM said.
PM Shehbaz also said that Pakistan’s issues will not be resolved by ‘magic’ but by hard work and honesty.
The prime minister also said that his brother Nawaz was disqualified on baseless allegations, adding that the Panama list had 400 names excluding Nawaz.
Speaking about Pakistan’s economy, PM Shahbaz said that there is no sign of default now. He also assured the country that Pakistan would compete with India in the economic field in the next ten years.
He said political parties would remain united in future as well and “copycats will be defeated with the power of vote”.
He said his government had distributed Rs 100 billion across Pakistan after last year’s devastating floods, which affected millions of people.
He said that he has pulled the country out of default because of the combined efforts of the coalition government.
On coming to power, the Prime Minister also announced the development of agriculture, natural resources and mineral sectors, apart from giving lakhs of laptops to the youth.
Regarding the hike in electricity prices, the Prime Minister said that it is not applicable to consumers using up to 200 units of electricity.
Earlier, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah in his address said the two development projects would cost Rs 10 billion and would help save fuel, time and boost economic activities in the district.
Various mega upliftment projects were completed in Faisalabad due to the personal interest of the Prime Minister during his tenure as Chief Minister of Punjab, he said, adding that serving the public was practically perfected by the Sharif brothers.
The minister slammed the PTI government and its leadership for its failure to initiate any development projects in the country, saying the PML-N government was ousted as part of a conspiracy that badly affected the country’s economy and politics.
Appreciating Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for his tireless efforts for the country during the last fourteen months of the government, he said, “Whenever Pakistan was in trouble, it was always Mian Nawaz Sharif and the PML-N who pulled the country out of challenges.”
(with additional input from APP)