NAB accountability conducted to push PML-N against the wall: Shehbaz Sharif
21 July, 2018
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Friday alleged that the interim Punjab government is following orders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
“Punjab’s interim government is dancing to the tunes of PTI, while the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) continues to be a quiet bystander,” Shebaz said during a news conference in Peshawar.
The PML-N president alleged that the proceedings of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were only being conducted to ‘push PML-N against the wall’ and that many of its electables had been pressurised to join other parties.
However, expressing confidence in his party’s standing with the voters, Shehbaz said PML-N was due to win the upcoming general election if it is held in a free and fair manner. “Nobody attended Imran Khan’s rally in Lahore,” he said. “But despite heavy rainfall in Attock, PML-N’s rally was attended by a huge crowd,” he added.
The PML-N president vowed to make Pakistan similar to Turkey and Malaysia if given a chance by the public in the upcoming polls. “Imran neither established schools or colleges nor forensic labs. A private hospital [Rehman Institute] was established in Peshawar and a picture of it was circulated [by Imran] to take credit. Now, is that not a lie? How will the country absorb this fraud?” Shehbaz said. Lashing out at his political rival, the PML-N president said PTI had destroyed the entire of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Later, at a rally in Mingora, Shehbaz said that Nawaz Sharif had left behind his ailing wife to return to Pakistan. “I am first Pashtun then Punjabi,” the PML-N president claimed. He said that he has promised the people of Karachi and Peshawar that he will develop their cities on a par with Lahore.