Party chief Nawaz Sharif called the rain at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) rally in Garhi Yasin as an indication of change for the people of Sindh.
While speaking at a rally organised in Garhi Yasin, Shikarpur on Wednesday, he accused the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of cheating in politics. He said that the PPP won the elections through votes but it has done nothing for the people since coming into power.
“You gave them votes but in return, the PPP government only provided you inflation, unemployment and load shedding.”
Pointing towards the children at the rally, he said that they are deprived of education because their parents cannot afford to send them to schools. He listed other issues, such as lack of hospitals, schools and roads, saying that the people of Sindh were living miserable lives. “But don’t worry because soon the situation of the entire country, including Sindh, will improve,” he reassured the crowd.
Think before you vote
He urged the people to think twice before voting, saying “You never voted for me but I still love you while PPP, who got all your votes, never bothered about you”.
Referring to last year’s devastating rains, Nawaz said that he was the first one to visit the affected areas. He promised that if PML-N comes into power, the people would be provided with roads, schools, medical colleges, universities and much more.
Agha Imtiaz Khan Babar, a close relative of PPP’s Agha Siraj Durrani, announced joining the PML- N. The rally was cut short due to light drizzle.
Earlier, talking to the media in Tarai, the native place of Sardar Himmat Ali Kamariyo, Nawaz advised the government to stop playing the Sindh card, saying “there is no credit left in it”. Singling out interior minister Rehman Malik, Nawaz alleged that his past was full of corruption but President Asif Ali Zardari waived off his convictions.
Bringing up the resolution about forming a province in Southern Punjab, he said that the President does not know what he is doing. “Zardari is playing with fire.”
Published in The Express Tribune, May 17th, 2012.