Gondal warns Shahbaz against misuse of funds


Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentary leader in the Punjab Assembly Zulfiqar Gondal has urged the Punjab chief minister to refrain from misusing the development funds allocated in the provincial budget 2012-13 for various sectors on the PML-N’s election campaign.
Speaking at the chamber of opposition leaders on Thursday, he said, the Punjab budget was a mere eyewash in which no relief was given to the poor, alleging that Shahbaz Sharif kept billions of rupees with him to run his party’s election campaign.
Last year, he said, he had allocated Rs 9 million for the use of his helicopter while in this budget Rs 39 million were earmarked which he said consolidated their doubts that he would recklessly use the helicopter for his election campaign.
He said the PML-N leadership’s blaming the federal government for load shedding was abstruse as his own government could not add a single megawatt of electricity to the national grid during the last four and a half years.
Answering a question, Gondal said the Sharif brothers will not hold local body elections because they know the results will not be in their favour.
He demanded the government to present a complete report regarding the Services Hospital fire in the House.