Marriyum says Nawaz, Shehbaz brought development across country


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday said that all mega development projects carried out across Pakistan had signatures of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif.

Speaking at a ceremony at Shehbaz Sharif Park here, she said that Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) gave respect to vote of the people and in 2018, in return people will honour PMLN with their votes.

She said despite all the abuse and allegations of Imran Khan, in the last more than two years, not a single penny of corruption was proven against Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. “We were deeply hurt when Imran Khan abused Pakistan army, judiciary, Election Commission and other constitutional institutions,” she added.

Marriyum said the institutions which were accused of stealing mandate should take notice of the accusations of Imran Khan. She reminded that Imran Khan attacked Parliament, ransacked Pakistan Television and tortured police officers, admitted his foreign assets, collected illegal foreign funding for his party and submitted fake documents in the court and he was acquitted in the cases against him as he was darling.

Marriyum said that Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left his wife ill at a hospital to appear before the court five days a week and similarly his daughter Maryam Nawaz remained away from her mother but along with her father ensured presence before the court. They appeared before the court for the supremacy of constitution and rule of law, adding that they were not given exemption to even meet the ailing Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. The minister said Muhammad Nawaz Sharif twice remained chief minister of Punjab and three times he was elected as Prime Minister of the country and he always treated treasury of Pakistan as a sacred trust. She said Punjab had completed the highest number of development projects in the last five years, but was facing strict accountability. Accountability was good but it should also be conducted where the Ehtesab Commission was locked and it should also be done in
the provinces where the money of the nation was looted, she stressed. The minister pointed out that not a single project of school, college, hospital, park and sports stadium was undertaken in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Marriyum said that Nawaz Sharif give the lesson to his followers and supporters to always show regard to others, but Imran Khan did nothing but indulged in politics of abuse for five years and brought back the era of 90s when political opponents abused each other. It was not in the fate of Imran Khan to serve the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and he was hostile to the development projects of Rawalpindi and Punjab and that was why people of Rawalpindi will respond to the abusive and anti-development attitude of Imran Khan in the election of 2018, she said adding service to the people was only in the destiny of those persons who have a will to serve their fellow citizens.

In the coming elections, Marriyum said people will reject the politics of abuse and mudslinging and will elect PML-N for another five year term. In its present tenure, PML-N spread the network of development projects including schools, colleges, hospitals, roads, highways, sports grounds and stadiums across the country, she added. The minister said people of Pakistan will vote for PML-N in the elections of 2018 as it ended the darkness of load shedding from the country. Those areas were facing load shedding where electricity was stolen and people were not paying bills, she told. She congratulated Hanif Abbasi for completing development projects in Rawalpindi. “We all are thankful to Hanif Abbasi for implementing the vision of Shehbaz Sharif in Rawalpindi.”