LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has once against ruled out a political alliance with bitter rivals Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for the upcoming general elections.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday afternoon, PTI Chairman Imran Khan said, “There can be no alliance with corrupt leaders like Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari.”
“I had been pointed out about loyalties being bought for Senate elections,” the PTI chief said, adding that now, they are saying the same thing when they have lost the elections.
Imran claimed that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif spent Rs635 billion in a year on the development projects. “People of Multan did not need metro buses but Rs60 billion was spent on the project and today empty buses are plying on the roads,” he added.
He further claimed that half of the developmental budget of Punjab and Lahore is spent on building roads. “The expenditure of these projects in Lahore alone is three times the amount spent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP),” he added.
Shehbaz, he alleged, had spent all of the budget money on his publicity and couldn’t build a hospital worth Rs4 billion.
“Today, Ishaq Dar and Kulsoom Nawaz are receiving treatment in London while a state-of-the-art cancer hospital has been built in Peshawar at a cost of Rs4 billion,” the PTI chief said, and added that there’s also a clear difference in the prices of medicines in KP and Punjab, he added.
Meanwhile, police have cautioned PTI against a terror attack on Imran.