Country sliding down since Nawaz Sharif’s ouster: Marriyum Aurangzeb


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday said that the panic displayed by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in his latest press conference is a clear indication that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would soon announce the rise in electricity prices.

She said that the PTI government is panicky after facing the anger of voters in October 14 bye-elections. “People have lost all trust in PTI government and therefore there was no need for PTI government to take the people into confidence,” she said.

“The government is about to announce a rise in electricity prices and that is why they have started spreading lies and deceit among the masses,” she said,

“In the first 52 days of its tenure the PTI government has done nothing else except telling lies and spreading rumours,” she added.

She said that the government dropped inflation bomb on the society and destroyed social life in the country.

The government will now further pollute the social and political life in the country by telling lies in order to justify its decision to raise electricity prices, she warned.

In a total contrast with the sharp price hike and inflation during PTI government, the government of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the only obstacle in the way of prices hike and inflation from hitting the common man hard.

Nawaz Sharif, as prime minister, ensured the availability of electricity and other necessities of life for the common man at the lowest price in the market, she stated.

The moment Nawaz Sharif was ousted from power the price hike bomb was dropped on the people of Pakistan, she correlated.

On the one hand, Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif’s hard work served the people of Pakistan, while on the other PTI government’s ineptness has increased the suffering of Pakistani people, she said.

Today PTI government ministers are accusing PML-N government of their follies, but the reality is that it PTI government is making people of Pakistan suffer badly.

The spokesperson said that they would welcome the government to take PML-N power projects to NAB for investigation, but the NAB should also investigate 350 ghost dams supposedly constructed by PTI government in KP.

The spokesperson asked when the government would take the 70 billion failed metro project of PTI government to NAB for investigation.

When the PTI government would take the mining contracts awarded to Jehangir Tareen by the PTI government in KP to the NAB for investigation.



Former finance minister PML-N leader Miftah Ismail has said that PTI is habitual of blaming former government as an excuse before hiking price of any commodity.

Talking to a private TV channel here on Tuesday, Miftah Ismail said that after an increase in gas price, increase in electricity tariff will put an additional huge burden on the masses.

He said that the PML-N government used to take the burden of Rs10-12 billion deficit in the power sector, while PTI is burdening the masses instead of decreasing the deficit.

Rebutting claims of an addition of Rs400 circular debt, the former finance minister said that the PML-N government got Rs503 billion in debt while it left Rs492 billion.