Public service, transparency hallmarks of PML-N: Shehbaz


–CM condemns unprovoked firing by Indian army on Sialkot WB


LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and outgoing Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said that PML-N was the largest and most popular political party of the country and public service, honesty, trust and transparency were its hallmarks.

Presiding over PML-N’s parliamentary board meeting of Sargodha division, Shehbaz said that PML-N was deep-rooted in the masses and the party had promoted the politics of public service.

“PML-N’s tenure was the golden period of the country’s history as the projects completed by PML-N for the welfare of the people have no resemblance in the 70-year history of Pakistan,” he said.

During the meeting, interviews of different candidates were also held for the upcoming elections.

Shehbaz said that candidates having the passion of public service would be given priority and PML-N would stand success with the support of the masses. He pointed out that promises made with the people had been fulfilled by eradicating the menace of load-shedding and terrorism. Similarly, savings to the tune of billions of rupees in different development projects was another achievement of the party, he said.

“Leadership of PML-N has worked very hard to serve the people and due to the untiring efforts made by the government, Punjab is leading other provinces with regard to development and prosperity,” said Shehbaz and vowed to continue serving the masses no matter what. “No one can sever my relation with the people,” he added.

“The projects completed in our tenure are an example of their own while, on the contrary, our political opponents remained engrossed in making hollow claims and did not serve the masses. After the passage of five years, the PML-N is proudly standing with its head high in the court of the public,” concluded Shehbaz.

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former federal and provincial ministers including Khawaja Saad Rafique, Rana Tanvir Hussain, Khurram Dastagir Khan, Chaudhry Tanvir, Ahsan Iqbal and others attended the meeting.

Separately, Shehbaz condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian army on Sialkot working boundary (WB). He expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the loss of innocent lives including that of a girl-child and expressed heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families.

He also directed to provide best medical treatment to the injured.

In a statement issued here, the chief minister said targeting civilians was a blatant violation of human rights. “Pakistan army is effectively answering every provocation of the Indian Army and the entire nation is standing with its braved armed forces,” he said and added that the Modi government had become a threat for the region.

Earlier, Shehbaz also grieved the loss of precious human lives in an accident in the Pir Gali area of Mirpur. Condoling to the survivors of the deceased, he also prayed for the earliest recovery of the injured.