Will turn Karachi into New York if elected to power, vows Shehbaz

Published: April 22, 2018
PML-N president says the two-day trip is not aimed at ‘political point scoring’. SCREENGRAB/FILE

PML-N president says the two-day trip is not aimed at ‘political point scoring’. SCREENGRAB/FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has vowed to turn Karachi into New York if given an opportunity to govern the Sindh province in upcoming general elections.

The PML-N chief said this while meeting political leaders belonging to different parties after arriving in the city on a two-day visit on Sunday, Express News reported.

Shehbaz said the trip was not aimed at ‘political point scoring’, and warned the masses against ‘Bilawal-House- Bani Gala nexus’.

Expressing disappointment over dismal situation of Karachi’s roads and streets, filled with garbage and being under-construction, the Punjab CM said leaving the once known as the city of lights in this condition was nothing less than a grave crime against its citizens.

Shehbaz set to play his ‘political cards’ to pull PML-N out of crises

Blaming K-Electric for excessive power loadshedding in the city, the PML-N president said the power distributing company had failed to run power generation projects under its control and kept depending on cheap electricity from Wapda. He said there was a dire need to make the K-Electric accountable.

Shehbaz visited Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) head office in Bahadurabad along with Mushahiddullah Khan and other PML-N leaders. He held a meeting with Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and other Bahadurabad group members including Khawaja Izhar, Faisal Subzwari and Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar.

Accompanied by Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair, the Punjab CM also visited Awami National Party (ANP) headquarters in Karachi, Mardan House, where he met president of the party’s Sindh chapter, Shahi Syed.

Shehbaz is also set to address workers in events lined up across the city later this evening.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 22, 2018 - 8:03PM

    He deserves a chance . Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Apr 22, 2018 - 8:49PM

    Turning Khi into New York like he promised to drag Asif Zardari into a chowk or his name isn’t Shahbaz Sharif? Recommend

  • AMIR
    Apr 22, 2018 - 9:10PM

    Bro you high on something Recommend

  • Adwani
    Apr 22, 2018 - 9:32PM

    If Shebaz’s vow is fulfilled Karachi City will turned into Bottles and Women business one of the never sleeping city in the worldRecommend

  • Fahim
    Apr 23, 2018 - 1:05AM

    Worth to give a chance in SindhRecommend

  • Nkhan
    Apr 23, 2018 - 1:46AM

    Same like you said “Pakistan will become Asian Tiger”????Recommend

  • Rude
    Apr 23, 2018 - 1:47AM

    Karachi can easily become New York. In fact some areas of Karachi looks like areas for in Queens and Brooklyn already.Recommend

  • Farooq Ahmed
    Apr 23, 2018 - 1:49AM

    Mr Shahbaz Sharif, you don’t know what New Yark means. Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Apr 23, 2018 - 3:42AM

    He will turn Karachi into New York in the same way he promised to drag Asif Zardari through a chowk or his name wasn’t Shahbaz Sharif? These politicians are such opportunists. Recommend

  • Ismail Mirza
    Apr 23, 2018 - 3:56AM

    Yeah, sure, just like the he turned Lahore into San Francisco ! Who’s he kidding ?Recommend

  • Rap khan
    Apr 23, 2018 - 5:43AM

    Will there be a Trump tower?Recommend

  • XoF
    Apr 23, 2018 - 8:18AM

    No sorry. Dnt promote slave mentality over here. We arent soo foolish to get into it. Kindly do the basic works all socieries need. Automatically it will become a modek city.Recommend

    Apr 23, 2018 - 11:20AM

    Yea….just like Punjab Deputy CM Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal has turned Punjab into California.Recommend

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