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.
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.