LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has announced that ministers from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will run the political campaign for NA-122 by-poll in their personal capacity.
Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Saturday, Rafique said it would be an injustice to allow just one party to campaign for the poll.
On September 16, election authorities had barred all parliamentarians from visiting and taking part in the by-election campaign, where tough competition is expected between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the ruling PML-N.
Lamenting a delay in Kisan package, the railway minister said it was meant to provide relief to small farmers and had nothing to do with politics.
“PML-N's performance has been impressive and people will vote for it in NA-122," he said. "Imran Khan just cannot see development projects being completed."
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Taking on the criticism by PTI leader Imran against the Metro Bus project, the federal minister questioned who had stopped Imran from launching similar project in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).
“Imran Khan started his sit-ins to stop us from working for the people. He faced defeat in by-elections afterwards,” he said.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has changed the outlook of Lahore with development projects and the people of NA-122 will show their trust in PML-N leadership by voting for Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, added Rafique.
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