ISLAMABAD  - Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that the governments of Pakistan People’s Party  (PPP) have always pushed the country in economic turmoil, private TV channels reported.

Addressing a dinner reception hosted by Islamabad chamber of commerce, Nawaz Sharif said that PML-N’s economic team is working on the plan of economic recovery of the country.

Criticising Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Nawaz said that the prime minister has been convicted but he is not willing to step down. He said that the present government, rather than giving relief to people, has been busy in ridiculing the judiciary.

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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who was also present at the dinner, said that the government cannot cover up its corruption by hiding behind the issue of Seraiki province. US Ambassador Cameron Munter and other foreign diplomats were also present on the occasion.