SUKKUR: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Monday lashed out at the government for increasing load shedding and stated that it seems the incumbent government might not be able fulfill its claim to end power crisis by 2018.
Talking to media at his residence in Sukkur, Khursheed Shah asked where are those who protested against loadshedding at Minar-e-Pakistan and created a drama by holding hand fans in front of the media.
The opposition leader was referring to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif who shifted his office to Minar-e-Pakistan ground in June 2012 in protest against power crisis during Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) tenure.
To a question, the PPP leader said corruption started in the country during dictators’ rule. The current government itself put a General behind bars on the charges of treason and now they are making hue and cry against Asif Ali Zardari’s statement, he added. He said the PPP Co-Chairperson only gave remarks against people having mindset of dictators.
Shah said option regarding formation of coalition with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is not being reviewed at the moment, however, his party would continue policy of reconciliation.
Responding to a question regarding ties with India, Khursheed Shah said it will be good if a meeting between Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi takes place.
We should have friendly ties with our neighbor countries, he said.