Worst example of barbarism: CM


Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif declared the Badami Bagh incident as “the worst example of barbarism” and said those involved in the incident shall not be forgiven.
A meeting headed by the CM was held at CM House during which the situation in Lahore following the incident was discussed and restoration works were reviewed.
The CM said the burning of Christians’ houses was not a service to Pakistan or Islam. He further said the Christians were mistreated and burning their houses in Joseph Colony after the arrest of the suspect was unjustified.
The episode had spoiled Pakistan’s image in the international community, he added.
Moreover, the CM said those involved in the incident were being apprehended and would be handed exemplary punishments.Sharif also said those affected by the incident would be compensated at all costs.
Meanwhile, the CM on Monday asked his party’s lawmakers in the Punjab Assembly to get in touch with their voters and start preparing for elections to ensure a PML-N victory.
He said PML-N would launch more projects like the metro bus service if voted to power after general elections.
Talking to assembly members on Monday, he said the metro bus project was a unique gift for the citizens of Lahore. “This modern means of transport has entirely changed decades-old culture of public transport,” he added.
He said he had already directed import of more buses from Turkey in view of the great number of travellers on metro buses.
He said PML-N would contest the upcoming elections on the basis of performance because it had completed a record number of development projects during the last five years.