KARACHI: Due to bad weather conditions in Badin, Nawaz Sharif could not make it in person for his address in Karachi but the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz chief did announce his new agenda for Sindh over the phone.
“We will sweep Sindh in the next general elections,” declared Nawaz amidst applause and slogans of Jeay Nawaz Sharif at an event held to commemorate the joining of former parliamentarian, Haji Shafi Mohammad Jamot, on Tuesday.
Under a glittering marquee, the PML-N leaders declared it a joyful occasion for the party as it hopes to bag a seat from Jamot’s constituency of Ibrahim Haidery and nearby coastal villages of Bin Qasim Town in the next general elections.
“I will come to Sindh and visit every nook and corner. In the next elections, Sindh will depict a new picture,” said Nawaz while congratulating Jamot.
PML-N spokesperson, Mushahidullah Khan, chose to spoke about the current government and its choices. “By making Raja Pervaiz Ashraf the prime minister, the PPP has maintained that the merit for the top slot is to be the most corrupt man,” said Khan. “What would a man, who used to sell Bambino cinema tickets in black, know about politics? Benazir Bhutto kept him in Dubai to take care of the kids and he was not involved in any political activity.”
The new member, Jamot, said that PML-N is the only party which stands against corruption. “Bodies are piling up every day in Karachi but instead of deweaponising, the government carried out an operation in Lyari while cutting food and water supplies to innocent people.”
A number of lawyers also announced joining the PML-N at the event.
The party’s Sindh President Ghous Ali Shah, who was presented a Sindhi topi and ajrak by the Jamot family, called for a new mandate. “There is need for a new agenda to run the country. We are in favour of democracy and we will save the system with Nawaz Sharif.”
Published in The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2012.