Shahbaz Sharif calls for punishment to Altaf for anti-Pakistan remarks


Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Friday called for strict punishment to MQM leader Altaf Hussain for giving anti-Pakistan remarks.

Talking to a private news channel, he said a case should be proceeded against Altaf Hussain according to the law and constitution after bringing him to Pakistan.

He said, as Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was a political party, action should not be taken against it.

Pakistan enjoyed good relations with the United Kingdom (UK) government and we hoped they would cooperate with Pakistan in pursuing the case against him.

Commenting on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) protest rally, he said protesters were not happy with progress and development in the country due to prudent policies of the ruling leadership.

He said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s government was not feared with protests and rallies by PTI as support of the masses is with us.

He said the present government had launched several power projects to end load-shedding. The government had saved billions of rupees in power and other development projects due to transparency.

The CM said the people were aware of the facts on Panama Paper’s allegations on Prime Minister and his family but Imran Khan was doing politics on the issue. He said Imran himself owned an offshore company but he never made it clear to the public.

He said Imran was protecting his corrupt companions in the wake of Panama papers.

Shahbaz Sharif said the Prime Minister appeared before the people twice to clarify himself on Panama papers despite the fact that his name was not mentioned in the list.

The opposition parties were not serious from the day first to formulate Terms of Reference (ToR) on Panama papers enquiry.

He said PTI’s sit-in had delayed visit of Chinese President to Pakistan and halted China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) like development projects.

Shahbaz Sharif said Orange Line Train was a mega project of public welfare and it would be completed. He said we respect the decision of the High Court on the project, however, we would go to the Supreme Court.

The Orange Line project would provide modern transport facilities to the commuters he said and added Punjab government saved Rs 80 billion while giving tender.