Thursday, July 23, 2015
By Dr. Mohammad Taqi
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The PPP has criticised Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for extending his stay in London at a time when a large number of people of south Punjab are getting affected by the flood.
“The Sharif brothers who used to target their political opponents in the past for being out of the country during calamities are doing the same thing now themselves. What is Shahbaz Sharif doing in London while there is a flood in south Punjab?” PPP Secretary General Sardar Latif Khosa said.
Talking to Dawn here on Tuesday, Mr Khosa said Shahbaz was only good at ‘political gimmicks’ and not at delivering practically.
He said that instead of extending his stay in London for no ‘solid reason’, Shahbaz should return home and supervise the relief operation in flood-hit areas of the province.
“Massive corruption has been committed in Metro Bus projects. And today (Tuesday) rainwater has completely exposed the quality of work at the Lahore Metro Bus project,” he said.
“Shahbaz used to claim that he would end loadshedding in six months after coming to power but two years have passed and the PML-N government is still struggling to control it. Similarly, Shahbaz has been in power in Punjab for the last seven or so years but he failed to take measures to deal with floods,” he said.
Mr Khosa further said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should have also spent Eid either among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan or terrorism victims but he chose to stay in Saudi Arabia. He said the people could not be fooled any more as they wanted relief which this government was not offering them.