Opposition says govt not doing enough

Published: September 19, 2013
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Opposition leader of the Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmoodul Rashid addressing a press conference. PHOTO: NNI

Opposition leader of the Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmoodul Rashid addressing a press conference. PHOTO: NNI

LAHORE: 

Leader of Opposition in the provincial assembly Mian Mehmoodul Rashid on Wednesday issued a white paper on the completion of 100 days of the government.

Addressing a press conference HERE, he said Shahbaz Sharif was rehearsing to play prime minister.

He said that Sharif was not showing interest in governance and his son MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif was using the helicopters reserved for the chief minister.

He said the government had issued Rs8 million to each MPA for development projects in their constituencies. He said this was a ruse to rig the local government election.

He said the government had yet to appoint parliamentary secretaries and standing committees of the PA to avoid questions about the performance of the Punjab government.

He said in its first 100 days, the government had failed to deliver. He said the crime rate had doubled over the last few months.

Rashid said flour price had risen by 26 per cent, the price of rice by 23 per cent, potatoes by 50 per cent, of onions by 52 per cent, of pulses by 28 per cent, and of eggs 39 by per cent. He said there was no mechanism in place to check inflation.

He said billions of rupees were being spent on police but it had completely failed to arrest the rapists of the rape of the five-year-old girl. He said 450 rape cases had been reported in the last two and half years but no action had been taken.

He said signing agreements with other countries was not a permanent solution to the energy crisis. He called on the government to do more.

He said the government had failed to get Punjab its due share of water.

He said about 30.5 million farmers from south Punjab were protesting over water distribution.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2013.

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  • Emen Khan
    Sep 19, 2013 - 9:46AM

    While the opposition must criticise the Government but what are they doing where they have their own Government (KPK). According to reports, 3 minor girls were raped in Peshawar on 16 Sep, one of them, a five years old was brutally murdered thereafter and it happened only three days after the Lahore incident. Unfortunately, all this went unnoticed by the Provincial Govt.

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