PML-N Central Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that using the plight of the people of Lahore as a result of unprecedented rain to score political points is an act of the lowest order by the PTI Chief Imran Khan.
Expressing heartfelt grievance over the loss suffered by the people as a result of the torrential rains that broke past 38 years record, she said when the dengue fever gripped KP, PML-N leadership, instead of political proactively extended maximum help even before the KP government’s call point-scoring. The PTI chief at that testing time had conveniently chosen to go on a vacation on hilltops while the people were dying of the fatal disease, she recalled.
Today he did the same as after mocking the plight of the people of Lahore and trying his hand at getting political mileage he flew off to Karachi to pursue his political interest, she commented. Marriyum said that at this time of worry for the people of Lahore such casual recreational trips to just to get media face-time reflect the apathy of the PTI chief regarding people’s problems which has been a hallmark of his hypocritical politics as time and time again he has deserted his party workers, the people of the province his party governed and Pakistanis in general at times of need.
Marriyum pointed out that the current spell of rain is no ordinary pre-monsoon, but had broken past records for such torrential downpours over such short period of time, therefore the allegations leveled by Imran regarding misappropriation of funds instead of development of sewerage system are based on ignorance and propaganda. Metropolises of even the most developed countries like the Britain and other European cities had faced similar problems under such extraordinary weather conditions in the recent past, she added.
She went on to say that the absence of Shahbaz Sharif’s leadership was felt gravely after this challenge posed by the rain as there was evident lack of coordination between departments dedicated to act under such circumstances.