HYDERABAD: Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) President and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif will embark upon his election campaign in Sindh from the first week of May.
The acting president of PML-N Sindh, Syed Shah Muhammad Shah, told a press conference in Hyderabad on Tuesday that Shahbaz will address the workers' conventions in several districts.
"We will reach out to the people of Sindh and tell them that hum naheen bhule Sindh ko [we haven't forgotten Sindh]," said Shah. The N league's new president, who succeeded former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the party's head, has already visited Sindh twice, but his activities remained restricted to Karachi.
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Next month, he will address the party's workers and supporters in Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Larkana, Nawabshah and Karachi.
Shah tacitly suggested that conspiracies are under way to postpone the general elections. "The people who want to stop the electoral process will not succeed." He said Nawaz was removed from the party position and premiership but the people of Pakistan have chosen him as their leader for life.
"Yousuf Raza Gillani [the former PM], Pervez Musharraf [former president and army chief] and Dr Asim Hussain [former senator and federal minister] were exempted from the courts' hearings but Nawaz, who was visiting the UK to see his wife fighting cancer in the hospital, was denied the same exemption," he lamented.
Shah also opposed fanning the flames of ethnicity in southern Punjab where the demand for a separate Seraiki province has resurfaced.
"Why didn't these Pakistan Peoples Party leaders establish a Seraiki province during their own government?" he questioned.
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