PML-N has never indulged in corruption: Nawaz Sharif

Published: May 12, 2012

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif addresses a rally in Khushab on Saturday. PHOTO: INP

Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) cannot be termed a ‘corrupt’ party as it has never done corruption even worth Re1, claimed party chief Nawaz Sharif on Saturday.

Addressing a rally in Khushab as part of the protest movement launched against the ruling government, Nawaz said that the PML-N has always run the country with honesty. “Tell me, when Nawaz Sharif was the prime minister, was there any loadshedding for even an hour? This is the difference.”

“Right now, India’s progress rate stands at 8%, while Pakistan’s is at 2.5%. During my tenure, even the Pakistani rupee was stronger than the Indian rupee, and today the Indian rupee is stronger,” he lamented, adding that he has vowed to change the destiny of the people of Pakistan. “Nawaz Sharif has been working day and night for the sake of Pakistan.”

“I know you all have come here with some hope, to hear what programs we have for Pakistan to take it out of distress. We want to end loadshedding, inflation and every ill from the country,” the party leader added.

Special package

Nawaz Sharif told participants of the rally that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was due to come to the rally to announce a “special package worth Rs500 million” for Khushab.

“After looking at your spirit, I would now suggest Shahbaz to bring a package worth Rs1 billion,” Nawaz announced while stressing that it was a ‘special package’ for Khushab.

“We want to show that if Khushab loves us, we love it too.”

Nuclear tests

The party chief claimed that in his tenure, Pakistan did six nuclear tests in response to five nuclear tests by India. “When there were still a few tests remaining, US offered us Rs5 billion dollars to stop the tests… But I am not a person who would sell off Pakistan’s conscience.”

He added that had Pakistan not done the nuclear tests then it would be having no status in the world.

Reader Comments (57)

  • Yasir Mehmood
    May 12, 2012 - 7:50PM

    look at the manner in which this report is written. Clearly shows the bias of Tribune so more PTI trolls come and comment, so more traffic. You wont publish this surely

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    May 12, 2012 - 7:56PM

    PML(N) is the only party which can bring back prosperity, security and stability.

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  • Paindoo
    May 12, 2012 - 7:58PM

    Mian Sahib thinks that money laundering is not corruption. Loans written off and defaultering of banks is also not corruption?

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  • KM
    May 12, 2012 - 8:04PM

    HahahaRecommend

  • Faisal
    May 12, 2012 - 8:08PM

    What ???????????

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  • Satan
    May 12, 2012 - 8:10PM

    Hainnnn??… he is making a fool out of those poor people!.. sad!

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  • AG
    May 12, 2012 - 8:11PM

    Joke of the century…

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  • Satan
    May 12, 2012 - 8:11PM

    “Right now, India’s progress rate stands at 8%, while Pakistan’s is at 2.5%. During my tenure, even the Pakistani rupee was stronger than the Indian rupee, and today the Indian rupee is stronger,”

    Haha, Playing with the anti-indian sentiments for cheap votes you naught boy! :D

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  • Supressed, Opressed, Depressed
    May 12, 2012 - 8:20PM

    “IF Khushab loves us, we love it too”
    Putting conditions are we? A true Pakistani loves every grain of sand on our motherland unconditionally.

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  • Zoaib
    May 12, 2012 - 8:21PM

    Nawaz continues his old politics of LIES and BRIBERY. Change? I don’t think so…

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  • Logic Europe
    May 12, 2012 - 8:26PM

    probably he does not understand the realities of present and that is why he is dwelling in
    past ,his coeeuption is seen by every one but his own clan

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  • Azmat Ali
    May 12, 2012 - 8:29PM

    Going the RIGHT WAY PMLN

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  • Farhan
    May 12, 2012 - 8:29PM

    They never feel shame, baighairti ki extreme hey ye.

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  • asad shah
    May 12, 2012 - 8:31PM

    A brave and honest leader. God bless you PML-N. You’re the only hope in these present crisis. i prey you two third majority again.

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  • Sajid Mahmood
    May 12, 2012 - 8:32PM

    Why don’t these so-called leaders visit less-renowned places like Khushab on a regular basis? Why do they keep visiting these kind of areas only when General Elections are to be held? People must look at other options to bring about a real change. Please don’t let this rare opportunity go “waste”. PAKISTAN PAAINDABAD.

    Sajid Mahmood Awan
    Valley Soan Sakesar
    KHUSHAB

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  • Salman
    May 12, 2012 - 8:43PM

    Hain??? Buhat achay…
    And what abt those half page newspaper adds that are being published daily from the funds of Punjab govt. in which u advertise shareef family and PMLN…
    And the most hilarious part is what they on the the top of them…BAAT ASOOL KI…

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  • May 12, 2012 - 8:52PM

    Seriously, dude?

    William Baker (in his book Capitalism’s Achille’s Heel) and BBC in this documentary think otherwise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A4gWJR5N78

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  • May 12, 2012 - 9:11PM

    PML n is the only hope for Pakistan. The others are just raising slogans and even the language they use for PML n , shows that they don’t have any plan for Pakistan and just want to grab power. The only way forward for Pakistan is in the leadership of Nawaz Sharif, who is loyal and visionary along with practical experience of tough situations.

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  • Omer
    May 12, 2012 - 9:13PM

    What a liar. Have you forgotten about pay bank loan scheme, tax fraud schemes and the corruption cases of why you were in jail?

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  • Animal Farm - Desi
    May 12, 2012 - 9:29PM

    “Corruption is nature’s way of restoring our faith in democracy.”Recommend

  • jibran
    May 12, 2012 - 9:34PM

    And I never lied to the people of Pakistan, and I never did NRO with Musharraf, and I never fled the country with 40 suitcases, and I never made politically motivated cases, and I never received kickbacks from motorway projects, yellow cab scams. and PML-N’s MNAs don’t abscond, not involved in billions of scams, credit card fraud, murder of ex wives, poll rigging. And of course there is no such thing as a 36 billion rupee hole in Punjab accounts. There is no laptop fraud, sasti Roti scam, ashiana scam, danish schools fraud. And everything is so sweet and Rosy under PMN-L government.

    If you want this all over Pakistan elect my party.

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  • May 12, 2012 - 9:43PM

    Pmln is the only party that can bring change to the countery

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  • May 12, 2012 - 9:44PM

    Poor people are passing through a tough circumstances,hungry is dancing around them,as reported by national media,house hold women goes to work having roped their minor children ,joblessness is spreading with remarkable speed due to which crime rate is increasing day by day,it is a result of load shedding and shortage gas in the country.

    There is no consensus on good point between the leaders which goes to in favor of common man living in this country, every one is in best effort to approach the corridor of powers ,there is idea of welfare of the people.

    They are subject to reject,and should reject,it is a golden chance of the people of Pakistan,change their mentally approach and choose a third option and adopted new ways leading to their welfare ,in the forthcoming election elect those who have clean hands not smeared with corruption.

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  • hasab
    May 12, 2012 - 9:44PM

    Yes he is right if anyone has the proof of our corruption go to the courts !

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  • Hedgefunder
    May 12, 2012 - 9:46PM

    He added that had Pakistan not done the nuclear tests then it would be having no status in the world.

    Yes ! We all know as to what Status Pakistan has today !
    Thank you, for reminding us.

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  • Pakistani
    May 12, 2012 - 9:48PM

    He is absolutely correct PML(N) is not involved in corruption where as ppp corruption have been proved

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  • Hedgefunder
    May 12, 2012 - 9:52PM

    “They never feel shame, baighairti ki extreme hey ye”

    How can they, as they have no ethics left !
    Just watch the PM and some of his ridiculous comments in London !
    It says all about Pakistan’s Politicians in general !

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  • May 12, 2012 - 9:53PM

    Imran Khan is the last hope of poor people.

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  • May 12, 2012 - 9:55PM

    Ther are many on the political sky,
    but all have lost their brightness ,
    there is only Imran Khan shining as a last hope.

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  • arsalan khan tanoli
    May 12, 2012 - 9:55PM

    i like nawaz party i love muslim N party

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  • tric
    May 12, 2012 - 10:24PM

    “He added that had Pakistan not done the nuclear tests then it would be having no status in the world”.
    No status and current status of Pakistan is almost the same.

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  • May 12, 2012 - 10:30PM

    Oh really. Let’s cite example of today’s Khoshab Jalsa (I hope using Govt resources for party politics does count as Corruption; in any civilized country it is)..
    This is what a TV channel had to report from the Jalsa venue at Khoshab.
    “Female School teachers forced to attend PML-N Jalsa. Told attendance will be marked”.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyFuEwqGagg

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  • KhanZ
    May 12, 2012 - 11:04PM

    what about every thing he said about president and prime minister…..???
    its an Incomplete newsRecommend

  • Gilgit-Baltistan
    May 12, 2012 - 11:15PM

    Nawaz Sharif is the only hope.In reality PPP and PTI are same!!!God bless Nawaz Sharif and PMLN.

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  • Parvez
    May 12, 2012 - 11:36PM

    He can say what he likes. I doubt very much the people believe him.

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  • May 13, 2012 - 12:41AM

    PMLN Zindabaad

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  • Peer Sain
    May 13, 2012 - 1:03AM

    @jibran:
    Hilarious and so true!

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  • May 13, 2012 - 1:13AM

    Don’t go to their slogans,
    they are champion of lip-service,
    consider their past,find corruption and corruption,
    one remained,provide him a opportunity,that is best.

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  • May 13, 2012 - 1:58AM

    You will seen,
    record breaking public meetings,
    recored breaking processions,
    and record breaker popularity.
    Now you would see,record breaker victory in the forthcoming election,
    and record breaker change thereafter.

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  • May 13, 2012 - 2:30AM

    Let the Honorable Apex Court decide the case of former air martial Asgher Khan.

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  • Meekal Ahmed
    May 13, 2012 - 2:34AM

    The headline is just hilarious. What would we do without our politicians for entertainment?

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  • Zaeem Kakar
    May 13, 2012 - 2:39AM

    So a ten times bigger rally by PPP doesn’t deserve the featured corner? Could you least pretend to be unbiased ET.

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  • May 13, 2012 - 2:49AM

    Prime Minister is a convicted one,
    President,there were graft cases in the Swiss court,
    there is undecided case under trial in the Apex Court
    against Nawaz Sharif.

    Who is clean handed,
    I f want to save this country has been gained on the name of Islam,
    please elect those have clean hand,
    PTI is a only party have all its activists clean handed.

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    May 13, 2012 - 4:31AM

    Outright announcement of packages as reward of attendance is called election rigging and Supreme Court ordered Election Commission to issue notice to Gilani for the same last year. But of course Nawaz doing the same is a different matter.

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  • ihtisham
    May 13, 2012 - 5:43AM

    people r not blind sir.

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  • Sana Khan
    May 13, 2012 - 8:31AM

    Thumbs Up – Who are voting for PTI in next Elections….!!!

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  • Hira
    May 13, 2012 - 10:42AM

    I trust Mian Nawaz Sharif.

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  • MS
    May 13, 2012 - 10:47AM

    People in Khusab were there to hear about ur Rs32B embezzlement not just to receive Rs500m zakat.

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  • zaryal
    May 13, 2012 - 11:19AM

    @WasimJarral:
    Ya,Nawaz is really visionary.I his two terms pakistan got more developed than England!!!!!!
    Big Joke!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • May 13, 2012 - 11:54AM

    his needs are few and just limited to get a ‘kursi’…….!

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    May 13, 2012 - 1:38PM

    Why is he making fool out of himself. Is there anything hidden from anyone? Just name a single person who is not corrupt in one way or the other. These brothers are filthy rich.Recommend

  • Mian Sufyan
    May 13, 2012 - 2:43PM

    I think he is saying the truth. Its all just propaganda against him. Not even a single allegation proved. And all those criticizing Punjab Government development projects for God’s sake show some pity to the nation. You are criticizing: Ashiana, Danish, Sasti Roti and Laptops (All for the poor). Please appreciate what good they have given to us. Just because you are from the middle or upper class and you did not get the Laptop or House in Ashiana or your children don’t study in Superior Class Danish schools because you have resources does not mean you should criticize the impressive acts of PG. This is in fact one of the major problems we face today: lack of appreciation for good work.
    And in my opinion Shareef family is clean of corruption. I can just judge by the marvelous performance of PG as compared to other provinces and the past times.
    MY VOTE FOR PML(N)

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  • Adnan Butt
    May 13, 2012 - 9:04PM

    yess.. Even Musharaf could not file a single case of corruption against PML-N leadership during his 9 years tenure..

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  • Adnan Butt
    May 13, 2012 - 9:06PM

    Nawaz Sharif zindabad..

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  • Rabia Tahir
    May 13, 2012 - 9:12PM

    The biggest issue of PTI kids is that they are totally blind to the history of Pakistan.. They just come & start trolling..

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  • intizar ali
    May 14, 2012 - 2:06AM

    Yes because courts r urs and u hv CHAMAK.

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  • BLing BLing
    May 14, 2012 - 8:04AM

    What is he smoking? I want it too.

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