Duty of politicians to help flood victims: Sharif

PML-N chief says visiting flood hit areas of Sindh as per wishes of President Zardari.


Express September 10, 2011

NAWABSHAH: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said it is the duty of politicians to help those affected by the floods.

Speaking during his visit to flood hit areas of interior Sindh, the PML-N chief said that he was visiting these areas as per the wishes of President Asif Ali Zardari.

He said the nation cannot tolerate bad governance anymore and the politicians must ensure a safe future for the masses of the country.

Sharif said the government should provide every possible help it can to the flood victims.

Zardari had earlier asked the PML-N chief to "spare a thought" for flood victims in Sindh.

“If you do not want to visit Sindh because of me, visit it for the sake of the poor, marooned people of the province,” the president was quoted as having written in a letter to Sharif.

The president even offered Sharif his personal residence in Nawabshah for his stay in Sindh and implied that his hospitality would be a repayment in kind for Zardari’s stay in Kholi (a prison), a reference to the time that Zardari was imprisoned on corruption charges (that were never proven) during the Sharif administration in the 1990s.

“Let’s come together to support the nation and get her out from the clutches of natural calamities,” a press release quoted the president as having said.

The president had earlier visited Nawabshah to get a first-hand account of the widespread devastation caused by the rains.

COMMENTS (4)

Maria | 10 years ago | Reply How can he be a loser if his party runs the best run and managed province in the country. Does it mean that Pakistan is better off if left in his hands?
Maria | 10 years ago | Reply

@Chengez K: There may be an outbreak of Dengue Fever in Punjab but it has been brought under control much faster than other parts of the country. Ask people in Lahore yourself. The difference in the punjab is that even if things kick into gear slowly, eventually things get done and improvement follows. That's why Shahbaz Sharif enjoys the support of most people in the Punjab.

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