Staff ReporterTuesday, April 16, 2013 - Lahore—Former chief minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Monday said that PML-N would introduce a rapid education system such as rapid bus system if it voted to power.
“Like Metro Bus System, the rapid education system will also be modern and pro-poor,” the former CM said in a meeting with party workers.
“Our government will spend Rs 700 billion on education in the next five years, he said, adding, “We will make legislation to ensure 100 percent enrolment in middle schools and 100 percent in higher secondary schools.
He said that people were aware that the PML-N would fulfil all promises like Metro Bus System, Cardiology Hospitals, Danish Schools, Laptop Distribution Scheme and Ujala Programme.
Shahbaz said those who wanted to bring about so-called change had nothing to offer except making claims and fake promises. “How can those people who lived luxurious lives understand the sufferings of common man and they were unaware of the miseries of dengue virus victims, floods and load shedding,” he maintained.
Former CM said that PML-N’s Punjab government had stood with people during the testing times - be it dengue outbreak, floods or power outages. “But the so-called well wishers of people enjoyed the pleasant weather of Europe in those times,” he added.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Shahbaz has said that the PML-N would bring about a radical change in the lifestyle of the common man after coming to power.
Talking to party workers he claimed, the Nawaz Sharif-led Muslim League was expected to form government not only at Centre but also in the province as the party had emerged as a sole popular political force during the last five years.
He pointed out that conspiracies were being hatched against the party leadership and vowed to foil them with the support of the people.
He said, under the circumstances, the country needed a pious and committed leadership and claimed Nawaz Sharif was the only person who had the capability to lead it to prosperity.
He criticised opponents of the metro bus service, laptop scheme and Danish schools and said the previous Punjab government had spent huge public money on development schemes with complete transparency.
He said the national economy was not in good shape and if voted to power again, the PML-N would put the economy back on track even though it would be an extremely tough challenge in the present situation. Shahbaz Sharif directed party workers to expedite their election campaign and contact voters to muster their support for the party.