Shehbaz to stand for election from Karachi

Says will change fate of provincial capital if given a chance


Our Correspondent August 30, 2021

KARACHI:

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has announced he will contest the next general elections from Karachi.

Shehbaz, while addressing a meeting of NA-249 Karachi officials, workers and elders of the area, mentioned the problems faced by the people of the sprawling metropolis.

He mentioned that Karachi was the centre of commercial activities and that the city would thrive if he was elected to power.

“The city of Quaid-e-Azam, which is the economic hub of the country, is being treated like a stepmother,” he said.

“Pakistan cannot prosper without the prosperity of Karachi. I will change the fate of Karachi if given a chance in the next elections.”

Visibly emotional Shehbaz said, “I pray that the problems of Karachi are solved before my death.”
Holding the PTI responsible for the problems of Karachi, the PML-N president noted that the ruling party had done nothing for the people of the city despite being in power for the last three years.

“In order to improve the prevailing conditions in Karachi, one party needs to be expelled and the situation will improve,” he said.

"The people of NA-249 voted for me but I did not succeed, and everyone is aware of the reason," he added.

“Water problem in the megapolis remains unsolved while the health and education issues still persist.”
Shehbaz said Karachi did not belong to a particular ethnicity but was home to all.

Earlier, the PML-N president met a delegation of businessmen during which they discussed the current economic situation and the energy crisis in the country.

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