Govt overstepping its mandate, says Nawaz


Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the present government was stepping out of its mandate, adding that the people had not voted for it for the current situation.
Addressing a huge public meeting in Matli, the PML-N chief said his party wanted to get rid of what he called “corrupt PPP rulers” and demanded free, fair and transparent elections in the country.
He said people gave votes to the PPP for the resolution of their problems, including energy shortage and law and order. He pointed out that the PPP got maximum number of votes in Sindh, but Sindhis were suffering the most. Nawaz asked President Asif Ali Zardari to speak on country’s issues after proper thinking.
The PML-N chief vowed that the party would never allow the division of Sindh. He said people took out Sindh solidarity rally against the division of the province, but twelve people were killed by firing and no one took notice of that unfortunate incident. He said during devastating floods of year 2010 and heavy rains last year, millions of people in the province were rendered homeless and the PPP took no action and measures for their rehabilitation.
He said it was the Punjab government that came to the help of the marooned people. He asked the people not to vote for PPP in the next elections. He said Yousaf Raza Gilani should accept the judgment of the Supreme Court and submit his resignation after being convicted in the contempt of court case, as he has no right to remain in office. Nawaz said the PML-N finished “Dacoit Raj” from Sindh during its last tenure and there was no load shedding during that period. The PML-N chief said the people had been forced into a pond of problems by the present rulers Nawaz said unemployment, price hike was on the rise while load shedding, instead of coming down, was increasing by the day.