From Parvez Jutt
LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz yesterday publicly denounced the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for formulating and implementing ‘ineffective’ policies regarding welfare of the general public.
Reportedly, he spoke to the media at the Punjab Assembly and reminded the PTI-led federal government of the promises made to the public.
He asked whether the tangible change promised by Imran Khan was anywhere in sight.
He asserted that the Helicopter case against Prime Minister Imran Khan was a test of the NAB s credibility.
“The state’s economy is on ventilator support, the public has been in befuddled state and the menace of load-shedding has returned,” he lamented.
“Imran Khan should stop frightening us from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB),” he said, adding that his party has not sought any National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) from the government.
He claimed that PTI ministers have been lying everyday on the television. He revealed that his party has no intention of toppling the government as “you will fall under the burden of your lies.”
However, he warned that people would soon hold them accountable. “The nuclear-powered country has been represented as a beggar,” he said.
He further criticised the government over its two-faced approach on establishment of shelter homes on one hand, and destroying many homes on the other.
“How could you establish homes for poverty-stricken families when you are destroying them?” he said.
He asserted that the development budget has been reduced by over Rs400 billion.
Meanwhile, he vowed to coordinate with the government for passing an amendment in the Constitution for the partition of Punjab.