Ghari Kharo, Jacobabad : PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said Pakistan’s sovereignty was at stake due to policies of President Asif Ali Zardari.
Addressing public meeting here at start of his two-day visit to Sindh, he said Mr Zardari is responsible for all the problems now facing Pakistan. “Pakistan is today isolated. God forbid the manner in which Mr Zardari is ruling, Pakistan might be destroyed,” he charged.
Nawaz Sharif said PPP does not deserve votes of people as it had done nothing for them in overall 15 years in power (four terms) whereas PML-N got four and a half years (in two terms) and earnestly worked for welfare of masses without any discrimination.
He said people of Sindh who voted for PPP were living in miserable conditions with no health care, education, employment and other facilities. He said after devastating floods in year 2010 he visited Sindh to help the flood affected people. He said PPP did nothing for them and he saw masses living on roads after the floods.
He said PPP had done nothing significant for the people of Sindh during its current over four years in power and increased manifold price hike, load shedding and unemployment resulting in miserable conditions for them. “Mr Zardari has done great injustice to Sindh people. After accord with Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, I offered agreement for cooperation with Mr Zardari without any conditions.”
PML-N Chief spoke of detailed judgment of Supreme Court sentencing Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court case announced today and said he (Gilani) had left on visit to UK. Mr Gilani should have resigned when apex court announced short order on April 26, 2012 and convicted him. Mr Gilani has violated the Constitution, he further charged.
He said a letter has to be written to Swiss authorities to bring back $60 million of Mr Zardari in Swiss Banks as it was looted money of the people of Pakistan. If Mr Gilani goes, the other Premier would have to write letter to Swiss authorities. This money would be brought back to Pakistan and spent on prosperity of its people, he vowed.
In foreign countries if an allegation is levelled against Premier or a Minister, they resign on moral grounds, but Mr Gilani refuses to write letter and does not resign thereby ridiculing the superior judiciary of the country, he contended.
Nawaz Sharif said he admired people of Sindh who give him Sindh cap and ajrak. “I am Punjabi, Sindh, Baloch, Pathan, Baltistani, Kashmiri and Pakistani. I want respect and dignity for my country.” He recalled in May 1998, the then United States President Bill Clinton offered him $5 billion for not carrying out nuclear tests, but said he never compromized on the country’s sovereignty and conducted successful tit for tat nuclear tests making Pakistan an atomic power. PML-N Chief was accompanied by party leaders Ghous Ali Shah, Salim Zia and others.