LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that despite having nuclear weapons, the present government has made Pakistan into “a beggar state”, Express 24/7 reported on Wednesday.
He made this statement while addressing traders at the Mall Road in Lahore.
Shahbaz said the October 28 rally at Nasir Bagh is a “war to save the country” and should not be taken as an act for any political gain. He also said that he will make important announcements during the rally, which he descried as a protest against the increase in power tariff, load shedding and corruption.
Criticising the government, he said embezzlement of millions of rupees was made in the name of rental power plant projects.
Shahbaz said that it was “high time” to act against injustice and said that he will not back out even if he has to sacrifice his life.
The PML-N is scheduled to take out a rally on October 28, led by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
PML-N, in a meeting held on October 20, decided that “Shahbaz Sharif was capable of countering Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) chairman, Imran Khan’s propaganda against the Sharif brothers”.
The PTI is also scheduled to hold a rally in Lahore in the coming days.