KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that he has come to Sindh to meet the people of the province and to tell them "the truth", Express News reported.
Sharif was speaking to the media outside the Aga Khan Hospital where he had gone to inquire about Pakistan Muslim League – Functional (PML-F) chief Pir Pagara's health.
However, he couldn't meet Pir Pagara as he was in the ICU ward due to his critical condition and the doctors had barred people from meeting him.
Sharif said that he had come to Sindh to hear the problems of the people and to help them find solutions. “We talked to the people in Larkana as well, and we will keep talking to them,” Sharif said.
The PML-N chief also said that he prayed for President Asif Ali Zardari’s health.
Later during the day, Sharif asked the business community to draft a bill on the ongoing energy crisis in the province and vowed to present it in the parliament.
Sharif is on a three-day visit to Karachi to meet various political leaders and the business community. He is scheduled to meet Punjabi Pakhtun Ittehad (PPI) leader Irfanullah Marwat who will announce joining the PML-N. Marwat had finalised his decision during his meeting with Sharif on Monday.
Sharif will also be meeting journalists, lawyers and members of civil society.
Sharif has visited Sindh several times this year. He has addressed rallies in flood-hit areas and strongly criticised the Pakistan Peoples Party government’s response to the disaster. Nawaz also spoke at a rally in Larkana earlier this month.
His younger brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, also visited Karachi in August and met businessmen and NGOs in the city. At a press conference in the city, Sharif acknowledged that the party had not been able to organise itself in Sindh but was attempting to fix that.