Sharif says he’s in Sindh to tell people ‘the truth’

Published: December 20, 2011
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PML-N chief meets Pir Pagara at hospital to inquire about his health during second day of his Karachi visit. PHOTO: NEFER SEHGAL/EXPRESS

PML-N chief meets Pir Pagara at hospital to inquire about his health during second day of his Karachi visit. PHOTO: NEFER SEHGAL/EXPRESS

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.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • Parvez
    Dec 20, 2011 - 2:09PM

    Finally the truth !!! One truth that has been established is that politicians out of office claim to tell the truth and when in office tend to forget what they had said earlier.

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  • Abdul latif
    Dec 20, 2011 - 2:20PM

    The good guyRecommend

  • 3footninja
    Dec 20, 2011 - 2:44PM

    Sharif says he’s in Sindh to tell people ‘the truth’
    …so he is accepting that he has been lying all these years???

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  • Dec 20, 2011 - 3:06PM

    It was very interesting for me to read that blog. Thanks the author for it.
    I like such topics and everything that is connected to them.

    I would like to read more soon.

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  • Noble Tufail
    Dec 20, 2011 - 4:28PM

    Mian saab do’nt over-react and feel stranger when u r in sindh. any area within our map is your country. similarly let mqm flourish in punjab .. let bilawal contest from lahore and so on.

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  • Abbasi
    Dec 20, 2011 - 4:37PM

    Seeking Commments. Why any other politician doesn’t open his Arm for Balochis as Mian Nawaz Sherif did….

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  • Sindhi
    Dec 20, 2011 - 4:49PM

    He could have told “THAT TRUTH” from Jeddah. What is need to come in Sindh and then tell the TRUTH. We can listen him clearly.

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  • Enlightened
    Dec 20, 2011 - 4:53PM

    Why is that even a news/headline?

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  • abbas
    Dec 20, 2011 - 5:09PM

    Sure Mr. Sharif, please practice the same while you are in any other provinces of Pakistan for better Pakistan

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  • M. Ahmed
    Dec 20, 2011 - 5:36PM

    We learnt through the press that currently 43 out of 49 federal secretaries are Punjabis. None from Balochistan. And we have a vocal leader of PML-N in the Opposition.

    PML-N extended the Quota System introduced by PPP in Sindh for another twenty years. A slap on the face of urban Sindh.

    Entire southern Punjab is wailing and sobbing due to economic disparity compared to northern Punjab but no job quota has been offered to the poor Punjabis.

    Karachi is ten percent of the population of Pakistan. Karachi has a rightful claim to ten percent of government jobs. Ten percent of the federal secretaries should be from Karachi.

    PML-N must tell the whole truth. Half truth is bad politics.

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  • larki desi
    Dec 20, 2011 - 5:47PM

    Quote:”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”
    So why did u not ring the hospital first and find out if visiotrs were allowed to meet Pir Pagara before going there? It sounds so simple just a phone call or send one of your servants to see if u can meet the man. Unless it was a political stunt to stand outside the Aga Khan Hospita and chat with ppl the whole idea seems a waste of time.

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  • Omar
    Dec 20, 2011 - 5:48PM

    If PML-N was the real opposition, they would resign from the Provincal Assembly and National Assembly.
    In reality, PPP and PML-N are an alliance, otherwise if Sharif resigned from both assemblies, the government would fall and new elections would be held!!
    Lets stop supporting these failed, corrupt parties and vote for change, vote for a better Pakistan, vote PTI!!

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  • humaira
    Dec 20, 2011 - 6:16PM

    we can’t say anything .who is right and who is wrong .when there is no blast not killing our politicians come out to play sage Dramas

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  • Raja Daultani
    Dec 20, 2011 - 6:30PM

    @M. Ahmed: Wow… I am very happy to know that press has got sources within government who are willing to release such worthless data. Being from Sindh, I do not give a damn whether 4 or 43 or 49 out of 49 federal secretaries are Punjabis, as long as they are merit. Bureaucracy is not the National Assembly where you distribute seats to all provinces equally. If some people can do the job, keep ’em.

    I am very ashamed at your discrimination. You people really disgust the cause of merit. Shame on you.Recommend

  • Mustang
    Dec 20, 2011 - 7:17PM

    Why talking about provinces? Talk about merits. Come out of this propoganda asap. Fear another Dhaka fall. There should be no discrimination based on sect, province, language etc.
    I think problem with our country is unfair justice, education and feudal system.
    People living in most part of Sindh and Balochistan are not treated the same way as we enjoy lives in Karachi and Lahore.

    Who is going to help these issues resolve? PTI ( party now crowded by feudels themselves)

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  • Realist.
    Dec 20, 2011 - 7:20PM

    @Raja Daultani:
    Even in national assembly seats are not distributed EQUALLY :P
    that happens only in Senate!

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  • Realist.
    Dec 20, 2011 - 7:21PM

    @Omar:
    nice try!
    still it couldn’t inspire me to vote PTI.

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  • Javad
    Dec 20, 2011 - 8:15PM

    @Realist.:
    Or should I say pessimist??!!! Please enlighten me.. what is the best alternative option to PTI?

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  • Lofted Shot
    Dec 20, 2011 - 8:57PM

    Sharif Sb. app bhee kaisi baatain kertay hain, Lahore ko tua pehlay sambhaal laain. Sindh Bohat Bara hai

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  • Sultan Mehmood
    Dec 20, 2011 - 9:42PM

    Nawaz Sharif is the only leader with the ability and realistic possibility to steer country in a better direction.Imran Khan is very confused. My and my many friends will Vote for PML (N).

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  • mohammad naeem
    Dec 20, 2011 - 10:12PM

    Mian sahib one questions from u on two points.
    point1: sindh has always complained that it gets dead bodies from punjab even this time around u want to have a treason case against a sindhi leader in the court.
    Point2:this democratic govt initiated AGHAZ E HUQOOQ BALUCHISTAN for compensating injustices to baluchs but ur party didnt support it instead u decided not to be part of comitee that went to baluchistan for the way forward.
    Question to u : NOW WHAT SHOULD WE DO. BELIEVE ON UR WORDS OR BELIEVE ON UR ACTIONS??

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  • Realist.
    Dec 20, 2011 - 11:33PM

    @Javad:
    I dont want to vote PMLQ with new name PTI, simple as that!
    any ‘new’ ‘good’ fellas ? More than welcome!

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  • Khoemeni Required
    Dec 21, 2011 - 12:22AM

    Nawaz a Slum Cricketer not even a Club Cricketer..

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  • haroon
    Dec 21, 2011 - 12:25AM

    salaam whats wrong with you guys, how can you vote for him, he’s corrupt to the core, what did he do for the nation when he was in power, because of him pakistan was humiliated over kargil, ‘theyre is a saying you “reap what you sow” these people vote this corrupt politicians in and then they complain…about everything..nothing could save pakistan if the masses vote these guys into power!!!Recommend

  • Yasireds
    Dec 21, 2011 - 12:59AM

    He is against Imran. Out there for him. Loser

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  • bilal ahmed
    Dec 21, 2011 - 2:26AM

    The PMLN Punjab government is giving out 10 lac laptops to the students worth Rs. 50-60 billion. Who is paying for this money.. We the taxpayers !! And what a policy to give education to youth !! With such stupid policies how can they manage a population of 19 crore people !! I think we need a change.. and if i ever go to cast my vote, i will have to vote PTI ..Sorry no better option !!

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