LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has said that PML-N and Shahbaz Sharif were engaged in politics in the name of load shedding protests and a FIR should be lodged against them for the loss of human life and property during demonstrations.
He was talking to reporters after meeting former Khanewal nazim Ahmad Yar Heraj and his brother Muhammad Yar Heraj following an attack on their house in Khanewal on Tuesday. Shujaat said the attacks on the houses of Ahmad Yar Heraj and Riaz Fatiana had been carried out at the instance of the provincial government and Shahbaz Sharif and it did not suit the chief minister to “supervise” such destructive activities in the province.
The PML president said whatever Shahbaz Sharif was doing under the garb of load shedding protests in Punjab did not merit his office and position.
He said the registration of an FIR against Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the provincial government and local administration was essential for the loss of human lives and public properties.
Shujaat said the chief minister was issuing instructions to the administration and police that people indulging in violence and destructive activities should not be stopped, adding that if any officer tried to control the protest and riots locally, he was admonished by the chief minister.
Shujaat said arson of trains, looting and attacks on petrol stations indicated that all these activities were the result of connivance between the government and local administration. He said the PML-Q would expose the “achievements” of PML-N in the provincial assembly. Meanwhile, PML-Q senior leader and Senior Minister Parvaiz Elahi had a telephonic conversation from London with Ahmad Yar Heraj and condemned the attack on his house. He said an FIR for looting and plundering, setting ablaze of public property and loss of precious life in Punjab would be gotten registered against the so-called chief of the province Shahbaz Sharif.