LAHORE : President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif Monday said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf’s two-year performance should not be compared with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Addressing a press conference aimed at PTI government’s two year performance, Shehbaz Sharif said that PML-N government launched huge projects like Multan and Islamabad Motorway while PTI could not give anything except pain and suffering. Shehbaz was accompanied by senior party leaders, including former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former finance minister Miftah Ismail, and former foreign minister Khawaja Asif. On PM Khan’s administration, the PML-N leader said it was a government that is the “worst in the history, incompetent, and one that neither knows governance nor is concerned about the problems the public faces”. “Stay away from making comparison of PTI’s two-year performance with PML-N,” said Shehbaz Sharif. He said PTI did propaganda against PML-N but it failed to prove even a single rupee of corruption against it. “PTI leveled serious allegations against CPEC even on the floor of the National Assembly but they could not establish a single allegation of corruption against PML-N,” claimed Shehbaz Sharif, who also remained the former Punjab Chief Minister. He said that POL prices went down all over the world but these were increased in Pakistan. “In two years, the rising inflation has brought people to the brink of disaster. First, sugar was exported and the gains from depreciation in the rupee were availed. Farmers were punished and the exporters made billions. The price of sugar has gone above Rs100 per kilogram. Now, sugar is being imported,” he remarked. “During the Nawaz Sharif era, four LNG projects worth 5,000 megawatts (MW) were implemented and per-unit cost does not exceed Rs12-13. In Nawaz Sharif’s third term, no corruption took place in any of the projects. To date, not a single penny’s worth of corruption has been proven,” he said. He further said that load-shedding had begun again and it was happening only because of the government’s incompetence. “Circular debt is out of control while the electricity prices are too high,” Shehbaz Sharif said. He also claimed that there used to be free medicine during their period. Shehbaz Sharif also complained that the opposition parties were being pushed to the walls and the entire nation was just witnessing it. “Millions of people lost their jobs even before Coronavirus,” the PML-N President said. He also expressed wonder that wheat disappeared from the markets at the moment even before harvesting could complete. “Tabdeeli sarkar gave nothing but pain,” he further said. Shehbaz Sharif said that PTI government also annoyed China with its irresponsible behaviour.
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