MULTAN: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that the federal government was involved and directly responsible for the power crisis that has hit the country.
Sharif was speaking to the media in Bahawalpur after condoling the death of PML-N MPA Mumtaz Jajja, who had died due to dengue fever in Lahore.
He said the government had to “face the music” and should face punishment by the public for creating a crisis.
The PML-N chief had earlier directed the party to support street protests.
The surge in prolonged loadshedding has disrupted life in many cities as load shedding has crossed 12 hours in Southern Punjab.
Sharif said that the government of Punjab was the only one working for the people of Pakistan.
“We have eradicated corruption and nepotism in Punjab,” he said. “I do not find anyone more competent and patriotic than Shahbaz Sharif for resolving the problems of the people of Pakistan.”
He said were no cases of corruption or mismanagement in Punjab, and that stern notice had been taken if any cases had come up.
“We have decided to promote a merit based accountability system free of corruption and nepotism in Pakistan,” said the PML-N chief.
Commenting on the statement made by Admiral Mike Mullen leveling allegations against the Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI), Sharif said that is was nothing more than a mere statement that the US official had made to enhance his status before his people.