State Minister for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali strongly criticised Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan accusing him of pursuing a divisive approach saying the PTI chairman’s statements tantamount to creating divide among the people.
Talking to newsmen at Mepco headquarters here Wednesday, Abid Sher Ali also lamented Imran Khan’s statement regarding the Pakistan Super League (PSL-2) final in Lahore. Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali said, “Pashtun people are our brothers and they live in our hearts. They are our pride.”
He said that terrorists were the enemies of Pakistan and the government was taking serious steps to eliminate extremism and terrorism. He advised Imran Khan to avoid using such language that could promote hate or create division among the people.
He said that cricket was returning to Pakistan and termed the holding of PSL-2 final in Lahore as a first step to this direction. He said that he himself would be in Lahore to watch the match. He said that there would be no loadshedding on the day of PSL-2 final.
Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali said that Imran Khan should arrange ‘Dharna’ in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa instead of other areas of the country. He also criticized other PTI leaders Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Jahangir Khan Tareen. He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was fulfilling his promises of ending loadshedding, and development of the country.
He added that while people of Sindh were facing problems of lack of basic amenities, it was the federal government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that restored peace in Karachi, established network of motorways, introduced green buses project and the two power plants at port Qasim.
Abid Sher Ali said the PML-N would dominate next general elections in Sindh and rest of the country as well on the basis of its performance.
The State Minister said the government was taking action against power pilferers without any discrimination. He pointed out that recently power connections of two MNAs and an MPA were disconnected over default in Mepco region.—APP