QUETTA: Pakistan’s former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, on Wednesday said that he did not want government and was aspiring for a prosperous Pakistan. He wondered where the promised “change” was, asking the people to question those who were making tall claims about it.
It was a clear reference to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) slogan, which reflected a claim that there would be a comprehensive political, economic, and social change in the country when the party came into power.
Speaking at a convention of PML-N workers in Quetta, Nawaz Sharif said that abusive language, hatred, and jealousy had ruined the society.
He addressed the gathering after chairing a meeting that reviewed the preparations made by the PML-N for polls as well as the measures being taken to strengthen the party in the province to make it an effective political force.
The event was part of the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Balochistan – the first since 2017 – which saw Jam Kamal Khan and other prominent politicians joining his party in a massive boost before the 8 February elections.
Nawaz Sharif is making concrete efforts to make inroads in the political landscape of Balochistan and Sindh through seat adjustment with other political parties and persuading prominent political leaders to join the PML-N.
Nawaz Sharif said many people had promised a heaven on earth but did nothing practical, but it was the PML-N that focused on Zhob, Gwadar, Quetta, and all the other regions. There is certainly a difference between those people and PML-N.
Nawaz Sharif Highlights PML-N’s Achievements
The former prime minister reminded his party leaders and workers that PML-N developed a road network in Balochistan and constructed dams. It provided 50 billion rupees for the construction of the Kachhi Canal.
Nawaz Sharif said that the road link between Quetta and Islamabad was supposed to be completed in 2018, but the project had not been materialized yet. He regretted that the students from Balochistan had a right to study in the top educational institutions in the country.