PPP government has ruined Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

Published: October 12, 2011
Nawaz Sharif says corruption, inflation and crime rate have all gone up during the current govt's tenure. PHOTO: QAZI USMAN/ EXPRESS

Nawaz Sharif says corruption, inflation and crime rate have all gone up during the current govt's tenure. PHOTO: QAZI USMAN/ EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) chief lambasted the present government of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), stating that the state of Pakistan has been ruined by the current government, reported Express 24/7.

Sharif was speaking to the media outside the Parliament House in Islamabad on Wednesday where the PML-N was staging a sit-in.

The chief said that the PPP government had supported a dictator, former president Pervez Musharraf, and gave him a Guard of Honour instead of trying him for treason in the court.

He said survival of the common man had become difficult under present circumstances, but his party was committed to changing the destiny of the people of Pakistan.

Sharif added that the ministers of the federal government were filling their own pockets rather than taking steps to control inflation and unemployment.

The PML-N chief also blamed the government for the unrest situation in Karachi, saying that everyone was waiting to see when the references against criminals would be filed by the government, as ordered by the Supreme Court.

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Reader Comments (33)

  • Danish
    Oct 12, 2011 - 5:59PM

    Just like Nawaz Sharif did when he was in power ;-)


  • Oct 12, 2011 - 6:04PM

    Did Imran’s and Nawaz’s speeches get swapped ?


  • Realist.
    Oct 12, 2011 - 6:17PM

    So Finally the TIME has come ?
    November is going to be a Crucial Month For this government & we will witness Rise in Political temperature.
    & He said it right about Musharraf he should be tried for Treason!
    I hope Someone Brings him back & Starts a trial!


  • Silent Spectator
    Oct 12, 2011 - 6:32PM

    The PPP may have ruined Pakistan, but you Mr. Nawaz Sharif have ruined Pakistan by making shallow promises and by not doing anything to improve the situation. Had you and your party performed the duties of an opposition party, things would have been much different. You failed the people of Pakistan by not keeping the PPP government in check and by not offering the Pakistani people a viable option.


  • Meekal Ahmed
    Oct 12, 2011 - 6:38PM

    And he is going to fix everythng?


  • DesiOnTheLoose
    Oct 12, 2011 - 6:50PM

    No doubt there has been bad times during the PPP’s tenure, but what have you done for the past 4 years? You whine and cry foul everyday, if there has been crime you are equally involved and if there has been corruption you are guilty of that too. You are no different from Zardari or Gilani, the only difference is Zardari will complete his five years and you didnt. How about I offer you a solution? Why not work with the PPP, PTI, PML-Q, to solve the problems Pakistan is facing today? Complaining won’t get you anywhere Nawaz…Recommend

  • All BS
    Oct 12, 2011 - 6:58PM

    Walk the talk Mr Sharif, instead of these mini protests get your members to resign if you really want to bring about a change. No to hypocricy


  • Concerned
    Oct 12, 2011 - 6:59PM

    Raymond Davis Case-Punjab
    Salman Taseer-Punjab
    Asia Bibi-Punjab
    Sialkot Lynching-Punjab

    I think we have a problem in Punjab


  • Komal
    Oct 12, 2011 - 7:04PM

    Sorry Mr. Nawz Sharif, but your turn to ruin Pakistan won’t come either.


  • 3footninja
    Oct 12, 2011 - 7:08PM

    Yes… and you share 50% of the blame for not pointing a finger against them while you were in your “so-called opposition” and trying your level best “not to derail the system”. Recommend

  • Komal
    Oct 12, 2011 - 7:10PM

    Yes, Mr. Sharif. PPP has destroyed Pakistan, but your chance to ruin Pakistan won’t come. First control dengue in Lahore and then start talking.


  • saeed
    Oct 12, 2011 - 7:11PM

    Nawaz Shareef it took you almost 4 years to realize this…really you care about this that PPP have ruined Pakistan…why dont you just resign from national assembly and break you provisional government…you can not have two rides in one ticket..you stuck to the deal of PPP in center and PML (N) in punjab..and that is the noora kushti the great Iman khan has been talking about…you both parties are the two sides of the same coin i.e status co…now this time the youth of Pakistan have managed to get a leader like Imran khan and now no one can stop this tsunami…why dont you give answer about your assets abroad and taxes paid..how that money went abroad…why dont you bring every thing in Pakistan if you care that much…wake up Pakistanis…….vote for imran khan..if not then dont cry for the rest of the life….


  • Mushtaq
    Oct 12, 2011 - 7:20PM

    U r ruling over 62% of pak. Hypocracy at his best.


  • Khalid
    Oct 12, 2011 - 7:51PM

    Its never too late Nawaz sharif.We have to get rid of this incompetent government.Its time for alliances.All nationalist forces of balouchistan sindh and JI,JUP are ready to go with u sir.In 1988 IJI was formed by military establishment to counter ppp. The same alliance will be formed may be IJI part 2 but this alliance will be anti establishment and will be led by mian nawaz sharifRecommend

  • Mughal
    Oct 12, 2011 - 7:54PM

    yeah first pay your taxes, declare your assets and get all the corruption charges on you cleared from the court and then talk about someone else.. PPP has surely messed up the whole country but you belong to the same fraternity of politicians here…Recommend

  • tric
    Oct 12, 2011 - 8:58PM

    Look who is talking? Of course I am not defending PPPRecommend

  • buttjee
    Oct 12, 2011 - 9:47PM

    Mr. NS you have bee a silent spectator for three years and now you say PPP has ruined Pakistan. You are very much to be blamed for the present state of affairs.


  • Mirza
    Oct 12, 2011 - 9:54PM

    Sharif said “Pakistan has been ruined by the current government”.

    Does that mean his beloved Mush left Pakistan in a great shape? He cannot have it both ways, speak bad about Mush and PPP. Recommend

  • ali
    Oct 12, 2011 - 10:26PM

    Resign first then talk…


  • Aftb Kenneth Wilson
    Oct 12, 2011 - 11:11PM

    His whole anger is due to Mr. Imran Khan and Dengue. Pakistan no longer needs “Used Cartridges”. He knows there is no hope for him or his party to even get simple majority seats in Punjab. Go back to Lahore otherwise people will start singing “Ghar Wapis jb ao gay tum, kon tumhain pehchnay ga”.


  • zia ur rehman
    Oct 12, 2011 - 11:13PM

    tax do beta tax……!!5000 tax does not suit to a guy like u…..


  • Zaka
    Oct 12, 2011 - 11:58PM


    Musharraf era has been the best for Pakistan so far, and Nawaz era the worst. Mr. Nawaz Sharif no hypocricy anymore. Dear Musharraf we love you – we miss you. Come and save us from loot parties.


  • aaam sheri
    Oct 13, 2011 - 12:35AM

    topi drama


  • Mj
    Oct 13, 2011 - 1:21AM

    Pot calling the kettle black…


  • Fawad
    Oct 13, 2011 - 1:47AM

    Why Nawaz woke up so late that PPP ruined. We know its a corrupt party when they came in for 2nd time. Nawaz just play blame games. They don’t deserve to be vote for elections 2012.


  • Imran Hussain
    Oct 13, 2011 - 2:31AM

    If PPP has ruined Pakistan then what about you Mr. Nawaz Sharif ? What was the performance of govt in your tenure ? Your brother is the CM of Punjab, where is the peace and prosperity there ?.
    Punjab is the worst affected by illiteracy, poverty, hunger and now from dengue fever. If you cannot control just one province then how would you take care of Pakistan issues ?
    You have to understand that challenges and issues faced by Pakistan cannot be resolved with Long Marches and Dharna, they need policies and agenda which you don’t have Mr. Nawaz Sharif. You are so worried about Karachi now but just remember that you used brutal force and army operation against common Karachiites.
    Imran Hussain


  • rehmat
    Oct 13, 2011 - 2:52AM

    “Musharraf era has been the best for Pakistan so far”
    1. Musharraf did Kargil and as a result Pakistan had to lose face and do unilateral ceasefire because it could not resits India’s response.
    2. He gave permission on drones to USA and he is te one that signed up for war on terror
    3. He killed the erstwhile Chief Minister of Balochistan which is greatly responsible for current situation in Balochistan.
    4. He allowed the situation in swat/ South Waziristan to greatly deteriorate (that was fixed bythe PPPgovernment in 2009) and thus TTP was allowed to strengthen under his watch
    5. He brought in the NRO.

    A lot of the problems seen today is due to what happened during Musharraf’s regime.


  • Farheen Rizvi
    Oct 13, 2011 - 3:18AM

    I dont understand what Mr. Sharif is trying to proof us here by giving this statement. Currently he is the ruler of Punjab and Punjab is a big part of Pakistan which is more than 60%. What has he done since his brother is CM of that province? We are seeing number of cases evidencing the failed administration of Punjab. The law enforcement agency’s corruption is on rise in Punjab especially and who doesnt know that provinsical govt. si the one who control police.
    I can onyl say to him that please watch you way before u take steps. People see your footprint.


  • Amjad
    Oct 13, 2011 - 3:22AM

    @Concerned: These problems never existed under Nawaz Sharif but all started after the dictatorship of Musharraf.


  • Fawad
    Oct 13, 2011 - 9:24AM

    I agree 100% Musharraf is still best and straight talker. He was the first one to make Media channels open to talk about any politician and talk whatever they like, but this media has spread so much Venom against him and his image is so distort by media channels.

    1) Musharraf has no corruption charges.
    2) Economy was way better during Musharraf time
    3) New Media channels growth was fast
    4) Finance and treasury reserves were high
    5) Literacy rate was improving
    6) Foreign investment was there
    7) PIA was improving
    8) Railway was improving
    9) Govt. Institutes were getting computerized
    10) Telecom and IT sector jobs were there

    It’s all during Musharraf time Recommend

  • Chief
    Oct 13, 2011 - 11:06AM

    Only Musharraf proved as the best. We need him.


  • Zuhaib
    Oct 14, 2011 - 1:05PM

    Haaaah…. I guess all he is speaking about is Punjab.


  • Still a Pakistani
    Oct 14, 2011 - 4:27PM

    i would request all who have access to this online newspaper and writing the comment here to vote please and educate people to come out of the history of supporting …! Go MusharafRecommend

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