PML-N rally: ‘If students in Punjab can receive laptops, why not those in Sindh?’

Published: March 1, 2012

PML-N chief says his party will not attend APC till Akbar Bugti's murderers are brought to justice. PHOTO: NNI/ FILE

QAZI AHMAD: “Students in Sindh should be receiving laptops like students in Punjab are,” Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif expressed this wish at a party rally in Qazi Ahmad on Thursday.

Draped in the local attire, Sharif confidently said that the next government in Sindh will be of PML-N, and after coming into power, laptops will be distributed among the students. “Even then, we tell the government: Don’t wait for us. Sindh government, come and hand out laptops here,” he exclaimed.

The party leader, amid excited chants of ‘Go Zardari Go’, bashed the Sindh government further by asking it to come to Qazi Ahmad and see the condition people are living in. “These are the people who used to help others; now they are in need of help.”

Sharif also said that his party was invited to attend the All Parties’ Conference. “But, we will not attend the APC unless the murderers of Akbar Bugti are brought to justice,” he said.

He also claimed that he will unite all provinces after coming into power, and said that he wants to even the level of success across the country.

“What Nawaz Sharif says, he does,” boasted the leader.

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Reader Comments (30)

  • Mar 1, 2012 - 4:30PM

    because Sindh Gov. don’t wanna spend huge amount of money on lame schemes, remember majority of the students were capable of buying laptops themselves, you just wasted public money to gain support of youth for election

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  • MAHER ALI
    Mar 1, 2012 - 4:30PM

    No thanks, If we will get laptop we will pay it for next 5 years… We can manage with our desktops….

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  • Bhatti
    Mar 1, 2012 - 4:35PM

    Mere election slogans. Nothing more than that. Mian Sahib you’re the one who shut down Thar Coal Project in the 90′s. Karachi slipped into darkness in your period sir.We can’t trust you. And giving laptops don’t bring education revolution, go and ask any intellectual.
    You aint a national leader, just for one province.
    Mian Sahib jaan dio na, tuaadi vaari nee aan di ab.

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  • am
    Mar 1, 2012 - 4:37PM

    people do not have money for meals twice a day and nawaz playing politics to avoid youth joining PTI (YOUTH ARE NOT STUPID)by laptop bribing will not work inshallah nothing can stop IK Revolution against this ppp and pmln Recommend

  • Narowali
    Mar 1, 2012 - 4:45PM

    “Sindh government to come to Qazi Ahmad and see the condition people are living in”

    Mr. Sharif plz come to Narowal and see the condition people are living in :(

    Mr Sharif and Zardari are two side of the same coin

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  • Adeel
    Mar 1, 2012 - 4:53PM

    “Go Zardari Go” by Nawaz Sharif!! Isnt it amazing??

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  • Fareed
    Mar 1, 2012 - 4:57PM

    WOW !! Nawaz Sharif is so clever ! Senate seats cost millions while the youth costs him a laptop (10000 Rp). Our youth is so cheap.

    What are we whining and complaining about? Pakistan, Pakistan ??!! Its us who elect these people again and again knowing that they haven’t delivered before.

    So, please, stop whining. To all the youth: Invest your precious time to your studies and your career. It saddens me to say but nothing will improve in Pakistan unless we don’t come to the streets to throw them out and the ordinary worker opposes his wadera – but that will never happen – we don’t have the guts for that. So save your time and energy for your career.

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  • NO BS
    Mar 1, 2012 - 4:59PM

    “What Nawaz Sharif says, he does,” boasted the leader……

    How about paying your taxes so that the government can help these poor people

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  • ayesha azeem
    Mar 1, 2012 - 5:20PM

    He thinks He can attract Youth of Pakistan towards him by Giving these Laptops…Mian sahab Grow up..it wont Work…you cant Overpower Imran khan..PTI rocksRecommend

  • Umer
    Mar 1, 2012 - 5:35PM

    PML-N rally: ‘If students in Punjab
    can receive laptops, why not those in
    Sindh?’

    Sindh is already paying the price of those laptops in Punjab by way of inflation due to money printing by State Bank and handing over to Punjab for such shenanigans.

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  • Ghulam abbas
    Mar 1, 2012 - 5:38PM

    Mian sb is going in right way .punjab is less curropt than any provencial or fedral govt.

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  • Khalid Javed
    Mar 1, 2012 - 6:22PM

    Create jobs, invest in small businesses, give easy loans to jobless young educated lads to trigger economic activity. Stop these political bribes please.

    Why resouces are being wasted in foolish schemes like Sasti Rooti, laptop distribution (initiated by Punjab Govt) & Benazir Income Support (by Federal Govt)?

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  • Bhatti
    Mar 1, 2012 - 6:29PM

    Giving laptops to students from their parents’ taxes money. Wah G wah Mian Sahib… Go somewhere else and try your tricks..

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  • Ali Nawaz
    Mar 1, 2012 - 6:31PM

    LOLzzZ…
    Funny speach and good comments in the same way … ;)

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Mar 1, 2012 - 6:40PM

    Too worried about laptops? How about free education in Balochistan just like in other provinces?

    By the way, Nawaz’s appearances and muggings are getting intense. Elections and all that. Once the elections are over, selected politicians disappear in thin air!

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  • Abdul Rehman
    Mar 1, 2012 - 6:42PM

    Dont they have brain? People at Sindh dont have shelter, food and PMLN will distribute Laptops! Kabara kr dien ge ye loog mulk ka! Huh!

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  • sa
    Mar 1, 2012 - 6:45PM

    my vote for N

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Mar 1, 2012 - 7:01PM

    First it was nuclear weapons as a panacea for everything and now laptops!

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  • Mar 1, 2012 - 7:08PM

    “Laptop bachon ko denay se Mulk ki takdeer badal jayey gi” says Mian Nawaz Shareef. That’s what you call a Visionary Leader! Taubah

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  • Fahad Haider
    Mar 1, 2012 - 8:39PM

    Nawaz Sharif is such a opportunist politician, jumps on everything he can to score points

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  • Akhtar
    Mar 1, 2012 - 8:48PM

    Inshallah PML (N) will win. Atleast, Shareef brothers are no fools that they hold silencer with hands unlike who want to run the country like a cricket team. Some leaders can’t differentiate between a ball & silencer. Recommend

  • Iftekhar
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:22PM

    Funny Nawaz, hope Sindh govt will not resort to poor gimmicks like Laptop and instead invest equivalent money in some assembly plant of such education devices to be provided on ex factory prices. why not punjab govt did so, as in 4 years time such plant would have went into production. but they like daewo commission interests would have done the same in the present case they only care for only business interest in long terms.

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  • blithe
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:29PM

    Compared to Zaradari, he certainly does as he says.
    Comapred to IK, he is still running the campaign in honest prose as opposed to roamantic poetry.

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  • Pakistani First
    Mar 1, 2012 - 10:18PM

    Gives us the laptops, we will definitely vote for you.. wink ;)

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  • PTI troll 76
    Mar 2, 2012 - 12:14AM

    Please pay for the laptops from your own wealth rather than poor tax payers money

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  • Mirza
    Mar 2, 2012 - 4:10AM

    Pakistanis need basic education and primary healthcare before the already educated and middle class are given more. Basic civic needs are what is required. How many hungry people are actually given the laptops? It is the money transfer from lower class and poor provinces to well to do people.

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  • farrukh
    Mar 2, 2012 - 7:21AM

    forget about laptops. we need ipads :D

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  • jock
    Mar 2, 2012 - 11:25AM

    Methinks somebody is about to get awfully rich in Sindh very soon.

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  • LOC
    Mar 2, 2012 - 1:26PM

    get a life mr. sharif…. seriously.. do u think youth of pakistan is stupid?.. spending the tax money on stupid schemes?just to gain vote bank? y dont you sell one of your factories and then give laptops or Iphones to us….

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  • Salman Orangiwala
    Mar 2, 2012 - 3:53PM

    Laptops and Akber Bughti , Akber Bughti and Laptops ,Laptops and ………………
    Sounds familiar ,,,ehhh ? Election is somewhere around ……

    On my last visit to Lahore I had the chance to witness thousands of daily labourer sleeping on the island of Chowberjee in Lahore under the bone chilling cold December nights .

    Wish Nawaz had distributed some warm clothes to them and maybe some kind of shelter ( a far cry though )The basic idea is to create gimmicks to counter Imran in “attracting” : the youth of Punjab .So sad .

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