MANDI BAHAUDDIN

Mustaqbil Pakistan Chairman Nadeem Mumtaz visited the district’s various villages and met with the people who spoke out against the officialdom’s apathy to resolve their problems.

He was accompanied by the political party’s Secretary General Moeen Qureshi and its Lahore chapter President Unsia Bano. The leaders were welcomed there by its local leader Advocate Sher Gondal, party office-bearers and workers.

He witnessed the dilapidated condition of roads in Lakhnewale. Rainwater has destroyed the roads making them almost impassable. People complained against the elected representatives and the local authorities for their failure in addressing the problems.

In Lakhnewale, he also met with Faiz Ahmed Qureshi, a philanthropist, who uses his own resources to build vital infrastructure such as gutters, water supply lines and passageways. Qureshi spoke out against corruption in the Irrigation Department. This is an agricultural area and the farmers depend on canal water for their crops, he said and added that the irrigation officials do not follow the rules in determining the size of the sluicegate known as Mogas.

Addressing the party workers, the chairman said that the purpose of his visit was to organise and strengthen the party in the region. He reminded them that the main features of Mustaqbil Pakistan were honesty, decency and competence.

He said, “We want to change Pakistani politics which has become a den of corruption, lies and deception. In every successful democratic country, the most honest, decent and competent people get elected to the assemblies whereas in Pakistan, the situation is different. The people who sit in the assemblies are incompetent and dishonest thus Pakistan is faced with problems.” He added, “If we, as a nation, vote good, honest and competent people into the assemblies, all the problems could be solved.”