LAHORE: Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has said Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari were trying to mislead the masses but their nexus would be futile and they would have to face the consequences.

He expressed these views while addressing a reception held in his honour at Lahore Cantonment where ex-MPAs, party leaders and workers were present in a large number. The minister said those who remained in power for more than once were ‘trying to hide behind the democracy’ and whenever they were asked about their assets abroad, they started hue and cry starts.

He said before leveling allegations against the government critics should do soul searching. He said those rejected by the voters in general elections would be never again entertained.

The senior minister claimed that Imran Khan has already told the masses that Nawaz league and People’s Party were the two faces of the same coin.

“People know very well about the similarity in the cases of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari and both will have to face the same consequences as well,” he remarked. “Compared to the past

governments, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is working hard to solve the problems of the general public. The new system of local bodies in Punjab will bring progress and prosperity in the real sense to help solve the basic issues of the masses.”

Abdul Aleem Khan said the new system was being devised to ensure timely and proper cleanliness in all areas of city and more companies would be given chance to work in the future.

Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan was given a warm welcome by Cantonment Councilor Raja Shahzad, local party leaders and workers in a large number. Ex-MPAs Mohammad Shoaib Siddiuqee and Ajasam Sharif addressed the reception while Mohammad Ashraf, Mian Aslam, Mahboob Ali Bobi, Robeena Jameel, Shahnaz Khan, Neelofar Habib, Apa Rahat Saeed, Ashfaq Ali, Anwar Mujahid, Saleem Qureshi and Irshad Ali were also there who thanked the senior minister for taking personal interest in resolving the issues of cantonment area.