Shahbaz Sharif says PM supports plunderers

Published: March 19, 2012

CM says Gilani’s loyalties lie with the PPP, not the country. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD IQBAL/EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: As the war of words between the PPP and PML-N continues, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, once again, said the prime minister was defying court orders and protecting people who have looted the county’s wealth.

“What kind of message is the prime minister trying to convey to the masses by defying orders of the apex court and supporting those who have looted the country’s wealth,” Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said while talking to journalists in Peshawar.

Last week, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had said that he would rather go to jail than obey the Supreme Court’s order to ask Switzerland to re-open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

The chief minister said he respects Gilani as the longest serving prime minister, but added that the prime minister too, must respect interests of the country.

“Embezzlements have been identified and if the prime minister defies orders of the Supreme Court it means that he is extending support to corrupt officials.” He added that Gilani’s loyalties lie with his party and not the country and ruled out any underground deal with the government.

Mehran Bank scandal

Shahbaz Sharif said the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) would prepare its strategy on the Mehran Bank scandal after the Supreme Court’s verdict. In the case, the PML-N, among other parties, is accused of taking money from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Sharif was accompanied by former chief minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mahtab Abbasi, provincial president PML-N Iqbal Zafar and KP Assembly members Pir Sabir Shah and Shazia Aurangzeb among other party members.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2012.

Reader Comments (18)

  • Irtiza
    Mar 19, 2012 - 11:02AM

    Look who is talking!!

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  • Mar 19, 2012 - 11:02AM

    Mr. Shahbaz Sharif please get your priorities right. Look at the Law & Order situation in the province you are ruling. Look at the blunders your administration have made in the health department claiming hundreds of human lives to Dengue and PIC drugs scandal. Get your own house in order instead of giving hyper statements.

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  • Saad Ullah
    Mar 19, 2012 - 11:15AM

    “the prime minister was defying court orders and protecting people who have looted the county’s wealth”

    LOL!! Look Who’s speaking this!

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  • Mazhar
    Mar 19, 2012 - 11:18AM

    Shabazz sharif is just making fake statements,they are all one when they have something common.We need to get rid of both these old parties

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  • Blithe
    Mar 19, 2012 - 12:09PM

    Well said.
    Keep at it.
    The shenanigans of the PM are unacceptable!

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  • Nasir
    Mar 19, 2012 - 12:56PM

    you are right Shabaaz but you forgot to mention that many of your ministers attend extremist rallies and even share the same platform as banned outfits – I think you need to clean your own house before complaining about others

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  • umair
    Mar 19, 2012 - 12:58PM

    @Ali Salman Alvi:

    All you say is right but unfortunately PUNJAB is still better place to live from all aspects out of 5 provinces.

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  • shar uk
    Mar 19, 2012 - 1:04PM

    @blithe? Let me guess u live in rochdale maybe bradford u claim in england to be kashmiri but really u r from mirpur lets say and african living or born in pak saysiam pakistani u would think him crazy u with me “blithe”

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  • Mar 19, 2012 - 1:18PM

    The man who is responsible for the death of hundreds due to his bad governance is pointing fingers to other, hypocrites

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  • Kashif
    Mar 19, 2012 - 1:34PM

    @ salman Alvi

    Dear Alvi sahib,

    The Punjab is still far better administrated from other three projects as far as the Dengue & PIC fake medicine issues are concerned one is nature’s calamity and other is the medicines made in factory of |Karachi and purposely shifted to the main cardio hospital of Punjab.

    have a look on the most favorite and the base of ruling party …Sindh, hundreds of innocent peoples have been killed in Karachi and no one has been yet convicted… not only that what has happened to the case of poor Benazir … they can’t even catch the killers in their own rule… what a shame…

    Unfortunately in my country the selection is not between good and bad its between bad and worst and majority of the people still thing Sharif’s as bad not worst.

    Regards

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  • Blithe
    Mar 19, 2012 - 1:41PM

    @Saad Ullah:
    Last I checked PML N categorically
    said that they will accept the court ruling
    on Mehrangate ( even though I think younus Habib
    is being remote controlled by rehman malik…).

    PML-n is not going to do what IK did.
    Remember , IK never showed up to the court
    hearing in California.Recommend

  • Observant
    Mar 19, 2012 - 2:03PM

    Mian Sahab! All I can say is LOLzzZZzz!

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  • IFTIKHAR-UR-REHMAN
    Mar 19, 2012 - 2:31PM

    For the first time I agree with Khadim-e-aala of Punjab.He is a crook himself

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  • abdul majid
    Mar 19, 2012 - 3:38PM

    @ Kashif

    I am 100% agree with u

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  • Parvez
    Mar 19, 2012 - 4:24PM

    …..but you support him and in return he supports you.

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  • dv sikka
    Mar 19, 2012 - 4:42PM

    AZADI from the British meant exactly that. You are now AZAD to loot your own country.

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  • jibran
    Mar 19, 2012 - 11:12PM

    And this statement comes from the person who has a history of bad loans, money laundering, ISI connections, neck deep in mehrangate, patronage of banned outfits, and plunderers Recommend

  • Shakky
    Mar 20, 2012 - 3:38AM

    He meant it as a compliment. In the world of the Sharif brothers, it is considered a good thing to support looters and plunderers – as long as the loot and plunder is shared with the brothers Nawaz and Shahbaz.

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