Coming down hard on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Panama Leaks matter, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that ‘sit-in enthusiasts’ wanted to see the country in chaos.
Addressing a ceremony organised in connection with inauguration of the first phase of an industrial estate in Sadiqabad, Sharif said, “PTI leadership does not want to see the country progress, as they wish to come into power one way or the other. They have led different sit-ins against the government in the past and want to push the country back into olden times.”
He said that “there are people who do not want to discuss their debts as they had got them written off”.
About the Panama Leaks, Sharif said that the opposition had demanded formation of a commission led by the chief justice of Pakistan (CJP), and the government entertained it and wrote to the Supreme Court.
The chief minister said that it was because of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government that Pakistan got a historic investment from China ranging up to $ 46 billion.
Sharif said that Pakistan’s biggest issue was energy crisis and the government had acted on an emergency basis to offset its shortage. He said that the solar power plant in Bahawalpur was now functional and was adding to the national grid, whereas 1,320 megawatt (MW) power project in Sahiwal was also nearing completion. He said that the PM took from his own pocket to start work on different projects, including, Baloki, Haveli Bahadur Shah and Jhang, and vowed that the government would end power crisis by 2018.
About the industrial estate in Sadiqabad, Sharif said that thousands of people would get employment opportunities and the area would prosper. He added that the provincial government paid heed to the notice given by Rahim Yar Khan Chamber of Commerce’s President Amaaruddin about power shortage.