Nawaz Sharif asks youth to stand behind him
08 December, 2012
MAILSI: Nawaz Sharif, president of his own faction of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), on Friday asked the youth to stand behind him solidly and promised to resolve their problems.
The PML-N leader said Pakistan was in the grip of crises but it would once again be steered towards the path of prosperity.
During a rally in Mailsi, Nawaz said there was no gas or electricity in the country yet consumers would receive bills without any hesitation. He said that homes, factories, shopping centres, tube wells are deprived of electricity but undue burden of heavy and hectic bills is being imposed on poor farmers. He also berated the fact that fertilisers and pesticides had also become very are costly; making it difficult to earn one's bread and provisions in such uncertain and burdensome situation.
He said that the PML-N would be successful in the upcoming elections. "The by-elections were a trailer, the movie is yet to come." Nawaz added that corruption in Pakistan had reached into the billions and the country had accumulated more debt in the last four years when compared with the sixty years prior to that.
"People know what I did for the country," Nawaz said as he reminded those in attendance of the successes of the government during the PML-N's tenure. He said that national institutions like the PIA and Pakistan Railways have been destroyed due to corruption and poor management of the government which has nothing to do with the national interests; rather their first and foremost duty is to collect wealth in the name of so-called democracy and rule of law. The PML-N leader said the national kitty is empty but vowed to recover the looted money from the pockets of ministers. He said the manifesto of the PML-N is to change the destiny of the poor. About law and order situation in Balochistan, he said the Baloch were patriotic and problems could not be resolved through the use of force. He said they would have to talk with the Baloch and bring them into the national mainstream.
He announced to set up agriculture and engineering universities in Mailsi.