LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said the electricity crisis could be resolved with the will of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), but “it is busy in corruption and clash with the judiciary”, as his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that Punjab was being subjected to revenge by President Asif Ali Zardari.
Talking to a group of PML-N workers from Gujrat at his Raiwind residence, Nawaz said the purpose of politics was to serve people, but the PPP and its allies had turned it into a game of personal interests.
“The federal government has failed completely to solve the problems of the people, and the masses would reject those pursuing the ‘politics of corruption and personal interests’ in the next elections,” he said, asking his party workers to start preparations for general elections after Ramadan. He said the PPP had never actually kept the resolution of people’s problems on its agenda, adding that the PML-N was the “only party” with a manifesto to serve the people and take the country on the path of progress.
He said the PML-N had got two opportunities of ruling the country, and that its politicians had “worked hard” to deliver the best however “anti-democratic forces” hindered the way to glory. Manwhile talking to reporters at his Multan office, Shahbaz Sharif said the ongoing prolonged spells of load shedding had ransacked the economy of Pakistan. On questions put up by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Shahbaz said, “My son gave fairly satisfactory answers regarding Imran. I don’t want to add anything.”
He said Punjab contributed Rs 11 billion to the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award.
“We can work sitting in tents instead of AC rooms, as we aim to serve the country and nation,” he asserted.
To a query regarding Multan fireworks blast, he said an inquiry was being conducted and the culprits would be given due punishment.