- PML-N President says PM Imran Khan’s speech in Hafizabad was a “testament to his defeat”.
- Says PM Imran joined politics to “see fall of Kashmir and to stop projects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.”
- Says reason PM Imran came to power was to “increase price of petrol from Rs96 to Rs160.”
ISLAMABAD: PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday reacted to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech and said that it was understood that the premier was “never concerned about the prices of potatoes and tomatoes” as he had come to ruin the country.
In an official statement, the PML-N leader said that PM Imran Khan’s speech in Hafizabad was a “testament to his defeat”.
Shahbaz implied that since PM Imran Khan is not concerned about the poor of the country, he did not come to power to fix the prices of the basic commodities, such as potatoes and tomatoes.
Earlier today, PM Imran Khan had said that he did not join politics to know the prices of “aloo and tamatar,” instead, he had become a politician for the sake of the country’s youth.
“You had indeed joined politics to see the fall of Kashmir and to stop the projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),” Shahbaz said. “You came to increase Pakistan’s ranking in the global corruption index, you came for destruction, you came to anger Pakistan’s friends, and you came to hand over Pakistan’s economic sovereignty to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).”
The PML-N president went on to say that PM Imran Khan had assumed office so that he could create “illegal construction schemes” and turn his “black money into white money.”
Further criticising the premier, Shahbaz said that the reason PM Imran came to power was to increase the price of petrol from Rs96 to Rs160.
“You have transformed Pakistan into the third-most-expensive country of the world. Under your rule, the people of Pakistan are suffering from inflation, unemployment, and economic catastrophe — all of which have turned out to be a doomsday for the masses,” he said.
Shahbaz continued: “Imran Sahib, your work is done, now go home and let the nation breathe a sigh of relief.”