Shahbaz elected PML-N Punjab president

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Says PTI hidden enemy of progress

Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is making rapid progress under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and destiny of the country is going to change during next 18 months. He was addressing meeting of provincial council after his unopposed election as PML-N Punjab President.
He said that all development projects including metro bus, orange line metro train, safe city project or energy projects are examples of transparency. He said that if corruption of even a single penny is proved against him in these projects he will quit politics and apologize. He said that Khan Sahib who is talking about corruption has those people on his left and right who got loans of billions of rupees written off and grabbed lands worth billions of rupees around Lahore. Why Imran Khan does not speak about qabza mafia, he questioned.
Shahbaz Sharif said that the conspiracies to stop development process and lockdown of Islamabad will fail and attempts to hinder the process of prosperity of the common man and development of the country will never succeed. He thanked Allah Almigty and also expressed his gratitude to those who elected Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as unopposed President PML-N and gave him leadership of the party. He thanked Allah Almighty and the masses who have again gave him responsibility of president ship of PML-N Punjab and also gave him the honor of being Khadim-e-Punjab.
The Chief Minister said that he is ready to face accountability if corruption of even a single penny is proved in the development projects worth billions of rupees. Shehbaz Sharif said it is ironic that such a person is talking against corruption who has those who got loans written off and a ringleader of qabza mafia on his both sides.
He said that this project is for the whole country but the enemies to the progress of Pakistan are making hue and cry and opposing this project. The Chief Minister said that real faces of enemies of progress have been exposed in the case against orange line metro train project in the High Court which include PTI, Q-League and other political elements.
He said that these elements are against this project of welfare of lawyers, labourers, farmers, doctors, nurses and common man as they cannot tolerate uplift of the poor. He said that orange line metro train project is a splendid gift of China for Pakistan and is being opposed only by those who are enemies of progress and prosperity of the masses. He said that PTI is also behind opposition to welfare projects like metro train because when Punjab government filed an appeal in Supreme Court, PTI formally requested to become a party.
He said that when someone told PTI that the whole Punjab will turn against it, PTI withdrew its request. However, the Chief Minister said that the real face of PTI has been exposed and people know that PTI is against this project aimed at the benefit of children, teachers, lawyers, labourers, widows, orphans and poor people. He said that those opposing public welfare projects will never be sincere to the masses. Shehbaz Sharif said that he will spare no effort for the completion of projects of prosperity and progress of people as well as metro train project aimed at provision of safe, economical and speedy transport facility to the common man. He said that those opposing this modern transport system of international standard cannot be sincere to the masses.
He said that those political elements as are threatening to lockdown Islamabad should show mercy to Pakistan. The Chief Minister also requested Supreme Court to form a full court and review the allegations. He said that if Khan Sahib who is leveling allegations of corruption proved it against him or his leader Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, he will leave politics forever and apologize to the masses.
He said that if allegations of grabbing of lands, waiving off loans, making properties and concealing facts from election commission are proved against these elements, Supreme Court should decide itself.