Shahbaz spent budget of entire Punjab on Metro bus project: Imran
11 February, 2013
CHAKWAL: The Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has spent the budget of entire Punjab the construction of 27-km-long road and the Metro Bus Project
Addressing the PTI workers' convention organized by Insaf Students Federation (ISF) here on Sunday, he also lashed out at President Asif Zardari and asked Zardari to make public his sources of income from where he had built 120-canal palace named "Bilawal House" in Lahore.
Imran Khan also rejected the notion that the reconstitution of the Election Commission of Pakistan may delay the general election and said that there would be no delay even if the body is to be revamped. He also said that the PTI had not been consulted over the caretaker set-up. He said that he would claim wickets of both the PPP and the PML-N simultaneously with one ball.
Imran Khan said that the people of Punjab were fighting a war of life and death while on the other hand the provincial government was busy in lavish spendings, as only Rs. 80-to-90 billion were spent on the metro bus project just to win the polls as the Sharif government had done nothing to serve the people during the past five years time.
Imran said that he had been advocating for the past nine years that the US-led war on terror should not be fought by Pakistan and the country should hold talks with the Taliban, but he was called "Taliban Khan".
However, he added, now his critics were jumping with claims to hold talks with Taliban. "Now all the political parties including Awami National Party (ANP) are in favour of talks with the Taliban. Over fifty thousands of innocent Pakistanis have embraced martyrdom in the war against terrorism hitherto," he lamented. He said that the parleys rather than bullet was sole panacea to the problem.
Imran Khan said that people in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) were being killed like flies on one hand, while on the other, the people in Punjab are battling for life and death and hundreds of people died of dengue and adulterated medicine in Punjab but the those in powers were little concern about these issues.
The PTI chairman also spoke of the construction of new Bilawal House in Lahore over an area of 120 kanals and asked for accountability for President Asif Ali Zardari Zardari's wealth. "Mr Zardari - from where you have got the wealth for constructing this fortress like house? Tell me Zadari, did you pay tax for this money?" Imran questioned.
He said that the ruling junta was in consensus to rule the country turn-by-turn, and this time around they also joined hands for contesting election from a single platform in order to counter the PTI, but, Imran Khan vowed, that the PTI would defeat the two major political parties PPP and PML-N even if the election was held under the umpires of their choice.
Imran Khan said that the PPP and PML-N had struck underhand deal for formation of the election commission, but they must bear in mind that their days were numbered and the PTI's tsunami would sweep them away in the upcoming general elections.
"It is vital to eliminate corruption and tax theft from the country forever to make Pakistan a prosperous and welfare state," he maintained, adding that after coming into power, the PTI would not only collect money from tax theft, but it would make sure to spend it on the welfare of the masses.
"The PTI will make a new Pakistan if voted to power, where there would be complete peace of mind and prosparity and would break the begging bowel once and for all," he vowed.
Coming down hard on Mian Brethren, Imran Khan said that they are doing politics of vendetta and victimization, as the Punjab government has yet to release the required land for NUML college despite paying the amount sine long.
Imran Khan has said that Pakistan is third as per coal reservoirs, and if these could be used for power purposes it could not only meet the domestic needs, but Pakistan would become electricity exporting country.
Imran Khan slammed the Punjab government for resorting to baton charge and arrest of young doctors.
He said, "Condemn tear gassing, lathi charge and arrest of young doctors peacefully protesting against Punjab Government."
The police used baton charge against the protesting doctors of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) and arrested several of them.
Imran Khan said that the demands of the doctors were genuine and the government must give serious thought to get them addressed immediately.