Ashraf will meet Gilani’s fate if he doesn’t write Swiss letter: Nawaz
SUKKUR: The newly-elected Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will be sent home and meet the same fate as Yusuf Raza Gilani if he does not write to the Swiss authorities to reopen the graft cases against President Asif Ali Zaradri, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif said on Friday while addressing a public gathering here. He also expressed surprise at the PPP’s choice for the PM candidate and asked how the allies in the ruling coalition would justify voting for the PPP’s candidate for premiership.
Nawaz lashed out at the PPP for corruption and bad governance and said the real challenge for the new PM was to write a letter to the Swiss authorities. “I am not here to seek votes. It is my love for Sindh that has brought me here,” he said, adding that if the rulers had respected the Constitution, they would have been his best friends but they adopted a different way and violated all rules in the name of democracy. Nawaz said the rulers did nothing during the last four years but looted the national wealth and fulfilled their vested interests. He vowed that the PML-N would continue its endeavour to bring the looted wealth back to the country and use it for the progress and prosperity of the people.
Nawaz Sharif also castigated the statements made by Chaudhry Shujaat saying Nawaz was supporting President Zardari for stability of democracy. “Was Shujaat supporting martial law when he sided with Musharraf?” Nawaz asked. He asked the coalition partners how they would face the people of their constituencies after supporting the PPP.
Nawaz Sharif said during four years in power, the PPP and its allies could not resolve the genuine issues of the common people but had promoted institutionalised corruption. He said the people of Sindh were deprived of drinking water as well as irrigation water.
Nawaz said even flood and rain victims were not provided shelter and other necessities. He said when he was the prime minister, the law and order situation in Sindh had become so bad that he had to launch a massive operation against dacoits and other criminals.
Nawaz said that the government had miserably failed to resolve the electricity problem and, therefore, the people were demanding fresh elections, not just another PM who would plunder the country like the outgoing prime minister.