LAHORE – Punjab chief minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif while addressing a public rally could not hide his desire to become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Earlier Shahbaz Sharif has been tipped as the next candidate for premiership by the former PM and head of the ruling PML-N Nawaz Sharif.
He has said on Sunday that he would be a hands-on premier and personally look after development projects.
The chief minister addressed a public rally today and said that Peshawar, Karachi and Balochistan province would progress as Lahore if the people give Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) mandate in General Elections 2018.
CM Shehbaz said that ‘political clowns’ conducted a ‘show’ on Mall Road last week and people who pocketed funds belonging to the country and the people also participated.
While criticising Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Punjab CM said that Imran Khan has never replied to the legal notice he sent him over false allegations. PTI chief’s counsel seeks a fresh date of hearing every single time, he claimed.
PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province has not produced a single Mega Watt (MW) of electricity after Imran Khan made claims in General Elections 2017 of making the province self-sufficient.
The CM said that the Government of Punjab dispatched medicines to Peshawar after a Dengue outburst there while Imran Khan did nothing. CM Shehbaz said that funds were utilised on development projects in Punjab and loans were not sought.
He asserted that PML-N would bring back the looted money from Swiss banks if it assumes federal power once again in General Elections 2018. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) could not bring back the money but PML-N would, Shehbaz claimed.
He further claimed to complete a metro project within a year if the people of Peshawar elect PML-N as their party in the forthcoming elections.
While talking about his NAB hearing on January 24 over Ashiana Housing Scheme, CM Shehbaz said that he has not decided to appear before NAB committee and he would announce his move tomorrow.
He further claimed to step down as chief minister if corruption worth a penny is proved against him.