LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday condemned political leaders who according to him attacked the PM’s House and parliament.
He said that due to the sagacity of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the country was saved from a big tragedy and the attackers could not achieve their designs.
He was talking to assembly members on Sunday. The CM said that the so-called politicians, desirous of doing politics of bodies, had to face disappointment. He said that these so-called politicians, marching towards these buildings, which symbolise the constitution and security of the country, used women and children as shield. The CM said that after this step, Imran Khan has lost sympathies of a majority of his supporters.
He said that Imran and Tahirul Qadri wanted to make Pakistan a battlefield, but Pakistanis have seen through his intentions. Shahbaz appealed to the PML-N workers, supporters and voters to show restraint and despite all provocations should not show any reaction. He said that enemies of Pakistan wanted to destroy the country’s peace, but his party would never allow them to succeed. He said that Imran Khan through his remarks and violation of law during sit-in has not proved to be a good role model for the youth.
The CM said that Imran Khan at some stage would have to answer why at a time when negotiations were reaching the final stage took extreme step and asked his supporters to ‘attack’ state institutions.
He said the PML-N leadership has never left its supporters and youth alone in any situation.
Meanwhile, Shahbaz expressed sorrow over the death of former Senate deputy chairperson Dr Noor Jehan Panezai.
In his condolence message, the CM prayed for the departed soul.
Separately, Shahbaz expressed sorrow over police brutality against journalists in Islamabad. Condemning the incident, the chief minister said that an impartial inquiry of the incident should be conducted and action would be taken against the persons responsible.
He also prayed for the early recovery of the injured journalists.
Separately, the CM took notice of rape of a girl in Burewala and sought a report from Vehari DPO. The CM directed police to arrest the culprit involved in the incident. He said that provision of justice to the affected family should be ensured.
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