PML-N attacked ‘integrity of country’: minister

Says PPP will not be able to make a comeback


Our Correspondent August 14, 2020
Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

RAWALPINDI:

Lashing out at Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for clashing with police outside National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office in Lahore on Tuesday, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said that the party had not attacked the anti-graft buster’s building but the integrity of the country.

“In 1997, they [PML-N] attacked the Supreme Court. A treason case should be registered against them,” he said, while addressing a news conference in his constituency on Thursday in Rawalpindi.

“The Nawaz league politicised every institution. They also brought cars laden with bags full of stones,” he added.

Commenting on the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Khan noted that the party had deviated from its ideology and that is why he had left it.

“No response was received despite Bilawal taking the office [of the party]. The PPP will not be able to make a comeback,” he said.

“The party [PPP] has lost its vote bank in all the provinces. My heart bleeds when I visit interior Sindh. The Sindhis have been exploited,” he added.

The minister was of the view that the popularity of PPP in Sindh had had plunged below 20%.

Speaking about the government’s plantation drive, Khan pointed out that woodlands occupied 4.5% of the total landmass and that planting trees gave a boost to the economy.

“Plant saplings equal to the number of family members in a house. This is the target which the premier has given for planting 10-billion trees,” he said.

The aviation minister highlighted the importance of planting saplings saying that 30% of the area in Germany comprised forests, while in Norway, a person who planted a tree was not authorised to cut it.

He urged the people to fix a target for themselves and plant as many trees as possible.

Expressing his gratitude towards the Tiger Force, he said that the members of the team were present everywhere he went.

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