Nawaz speaks to Sindh: ‘You never voted for me but I still love you’

Published: May 17, 2012

Addressing a rally in Garhi Yasin on Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif promised the people that his party would bring prosperity to Sindh through education, jobs and more. PHOTO: INP

SUKKUR: 

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.

Reader Comments (9)

  • Khawar Ali Siddiqui
    May 17, 2012 - 3:22AM

    And finally in election year Nawaz Sharif is aware that there are other provinces in Pakistan except Punjab? How convenient.

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  • PakLand
    May 17, 2012 - 7:09AM

    Competition or it's fear is such a beautiful thing that it really make a negligent leaders twitch if not "completely moved" to have some feeling for the misery of his constituents. It's true what an outsider or desperate politician can provide(or promise to..) to the prospective constituents' votes where local leaders are scared to even mention their misery.

    How about our leaders switch their constituencies for a change to show his opponent he can do a lot better job than him in his hometown.

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  • Zaheer
    May 17, 2012 - 8:48AM

    @Khawar Ali Siddiqui:
    Bro I think u forgot that Mian Nawaz Sharif was the first leader who visited Sindh in times of flood. So how could u say this???

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  • May 17, 2012 - 10:42AM

    And they never will, Mr. Shareef.

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  • Rana
    May 17, 2012 - 10:44AM

    I still love you for the sake of vote

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  • Umair
    May 17, 2012 - 11:08AM

    Great jesture by Nawaz Shareef, may Allah give you courage to resolve Sindh and Boluchistan issues by pushing agencies and army back to their limits. Sindh will vote you if you promise them education and land reforms (in country).

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  • May 17, 2012 - 11:15AM

    Nawaz advised the government to stop playing the Sindh card, saying “there is no credit left in it”. Don’t worry Sir. IMF & World Bank is there to recharge government accounts through EASY LOAD.

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  • sabb G
    May 17, 2012 - 12:02PM

    nawaz sharif have more time in london than peshawar karachi, multan and quetta combinely…
    but he still loves them?????

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  • jamal yousuf
    May 19, 2012 - 9:44PM

    Till people in sindh, both urban and rural continue with their prejudiced support to, MQM and PPP respectively, there will be no change in sindh rather things will go bad to worst.
    PPI and MQM are playing the game of provinces for their timely political gains unmindful of the impact of this move on the relations between the urban and rural population of sindh.
    here Rural population of sindh paricularly must support Nawaz to dampen the PPP-.MQM game of dividing Sindh
    Nawaz presently is the most suitable person to help get this nation out of the dangers it is facing.
    he may be anything but not a man to compromise on national interests for personal gains.
    Dont we see the present leadership of all the allied parties. PPP, MQM, ANP, Chaudhrys league, and Maulana fazlur rehman, are serving the cause of the west.
    JI and PTI on the other side are playing their games, posing as opponent to western dictates and interference in pakistan are more critical of Nawaz than the leaders of allied parties.
    Practically JI and PTI are just striving to damage nawaz’s support and indirectly supporting the parties that are serving the west.

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