Shehbaz evades Imran’s allegations, says responding to him wastage of time
LAYYAH: Evading the accusations levelled by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Chief Minister Punjab and President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday said responding to the accusations of Imran Khan was a sheer wastage of time for him and a disrespect to honesty, ARY News reported.
Counting a number of allegations, he said, “Imran accused him of Rs27 billion embezzlement and said I offered him Rs10 bn to withdraw Panama Leaks case. He also alleged that I had done corruption in Multan Metro Project,” he said adding that he had no time to respond to his allegations as he had piled records of lies.
Shehbaz said the PML-N wanted in real sense to carve out Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan, while those chanting slogans of ‘Naya Pakistan’ only wanted devastation.
Commenting on “the historic” eleven points agenda laid out by Imran for Naya Pakistan, he said the PTI chairman presented eleven points agenda at Lahore’s public gathering but failed to deliver in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The president PML-N said the people stood by the ruling party which will secure victory in the next general elections as well.
Shahbaz Sharif said that he had also held public meetings in Karachi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the people there were appreciative of the steps taken by the PML-N for restoration of peace and stability.
Earlier addressing the party leaders, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said the PML-N addressed the challenges of terrorism and power outages in its present tenure of five years.
Separately, while inaugurating a state-of-the-art blood test laboratory in Layyah, Shehbaz said, “I invite those who accuse us of being urban-centric to come to Layyah to see what transformation has been brought about in health sector here. Visit to DHQ will give you a fresh perspective about our pervasive health reforms across the province irrespective of urban-rural divide,” he said.
The Punjab CM said that 40 district and tehsil headquarters hospitals were being upgraded in Punjab including the district headquarters hospital Layyah.
He said that medical laboratories were being established in the hospitals of Punjab to provide medical tests facilities to the patients. He said that laboratories were being established on priority basis in the remote areas of the Southern Punjab.
Shehbaz said that CT scan, handling of toxic waste, shifting of patients through government ambulances, and hepatitis treatment facilities were being provided in Punjab. He said that nine mobile vans had been purchased for the repair of medical machinery of the government hospitals.
Earlier, he inaugurated newly-established Medical Lab in Layyah and inspected various hospitals.