Shahbaz’s tirade against plunderers continues
Says on one hand we are a nuclear power while on the other hand we have a begging bowl in our hands
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that today’s Pakistan is not of Allama Iqbal as on the one hand we are a nuclear power while on the other hand we have a begging bowl in our hand and are looking for pennies.
He said that loot and plunder is rampant and all records of corruption have been broken. He said that Pakistan has been looted mercilessly and as long as Zar Baba Forty Thieves are not made to leave, the aim of national progress and prosperity cannot be achieved.
He said that inefficient federal rulers have not spared even friendly countries and the highups of interior ministry have flouted constitution and law in the Safe City Project. He made an appeal to the people to bring forward such an honest and com- mitted leadership in the forthcoming general elections as could transform Pakistan in accordance with the ideals of Iqbal and Quaid and rid it of Zar Baba Forty Thieves so that Pakistan could join the ranks of developed countries like Turkey and China.
The Chief Minister was addressing a function arranged in connection with Youm-e-Iqbal by Nazria-e-Pakistan Trust and Tahrik-e-Pakistan Workers Trust at Alhamra Hall on Sunday. Chairman Nazria-e-Pakistan Trust Majid Nizami, Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal, former federal minister Shaukat Tareen, Ijaz-ul-Haq, Pir Syed Muhammad Kabir Ali Shah Gillani, Samia Raheel Qazi, Qayyum Nizami, Assembly Members, intellectuals, workers of Tehrik-e-Pakistan, members of civil society and Pakistan Muslim League-N workers were also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that Allama Iqbal gave the idea of Pakistan but it is unfortunate that Pakistan is standing far behind developed countries of the world. He said that it will not be wrong to say that Iqbal’s Pakistan is lost. He said that the life of poor people has been made miserable through loot and corruption and even friendly countries like Turkey and China have been made target of corruption.
He said that Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia and Iran are sincere and trusted friends of Pakistan and have helped it in every hour of need. He said that the hearts of Turk people beat in unison with their Pakistani brethren. He said that Turk engineers, doctors and nurses have set a noble example of love and brotherhood by celebrating both their Eids with the flood affectees of south Punjab.
He said that a trusted friend like China has not been spared in the Safe City Project and a sum of more than Rs.8 billion has been looted. He said that the decisions of the Supreme Court should be respected. He said that the way the hard-earned money of the people has been looted is highly shameful. He said that Iqbal has given the eternal message of hope, self-respect and love for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). He said that while the poor people are finding it hard to survive today, the elite enjoy all privileges. He said that while for the poor there is ignorance, sorrow, death, humiliation and deprivation there is higher education, happiness, life, respect and prosperity for the rich. He said that Iqbal’s Pakistan has been divided into two countries, one is of the rich and the other is of the poor. He said that the class conflict is at its height and there is injustice everywhere. He said that he feels that the time is not far off when a revolution will destroy this system of injustice.