Nawaz Sharif backs creation of new provinces

PML-N chief says he is in favour of format­ion of Bahawa­lpur and Southe­rn Punjab provin­ces.

Owais Jafri/express October 19, 2011

DERA GHAZI KHAN/ KARACHI: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif said that he is in favour of formation of new provinces of Bahawalpur and Southern Punjab.

He said this while addressing a gathering in Dera Ghazi Khan (DGK) on Wednesday.

The PML-N leader said that officials at the highest echelons are involved in corruption and that he needed a change in the country.

He also said that the government of Pakistan has failed to defend the sovereignty of the state and its people. He added that the response after the May 2 raid in Abbottabad is a victory on the United States’ part.

Sharif asserted that the current government is the “most corrupt” in the history of Pakistan and said that he would leave politics if the people want him to leave and he is only in the politics for the people of Pakistan.

He added that he wants to change the fate of Pakistan and its people and has decided to face every difficulty coming his way.

Earlier, residents of Southern Punjab had blamed PML-N of forcefully using the government’s sources to arrange gathering in DGK.

More criticism from Sharif: 'Govt is a total failure'

Nawaz Sharif lashed out at the government again during a press conference in Sakrand on Wednesday.

Sharif said it is the policies of the present regime that has led to the collapse of state institutions.

Addressing the press conference in interior Sindh, Sharif accused the government of being "a total failure".

The PML-N claimed that nothing has been done for the betterment of flood affected people in Sindh.

Sharif also accused the government of corruption saying he does not believe the present administration would take any credible measure to stop corruption, since it is being run by the president himself.

Sharif said the president's main focus has been on saving the government rather than the country.

He also asked for the implementation of the agreements that the country political parties had come up with in the All Parties Conference.

‘Politics of terrorism creation of MQM’

Nawaz Sharif also alleged that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) had introduced politics of terrorism in Pakistan and that it was involved in disturbing peace in Karachi.

"The politics of terrorism in Pakistan started with creation of MQM, which also is involved in disturbing peace in Karachi," Mian Nawaz Sharif said in an interview to a TV channel.

"MQM should now make it clear whether it wants clean politics or terrorism through their armed wings."

PML-N hatching conspiracy against democracy: Memon

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon has alleged that the PML-N chief and his associates are hatching conspiracies against democracy.

Memon said Sharif doesn't want Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to win a majority in next year's Senate elections, which is the reason behind the baseless allegations against the government.

He also accused the Sharif brothers of trying to influence Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid (PML-Q) parliamentarians to lure them to their party.

Memon termed this move as against the principles of the Charter of Democracy.


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