OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly, Raja Riaz has levelled serious allegations against Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, holding him responsible for alleged bad law and order situation in the province and patronising corruption in various development projects. In a press statement issued on Monday, Raja Riaz also accused the chief minister of approving commercialisation of certain roads and areas in the City to benefit a certain class of people who had prior knowledge of governments decision and purchased properties in those localities. He further alleged that Punjab had become a hub of corruption where incidents of kidnapping, thefts and car snatching had become order of the day. He said Dengue fever had now acquired the proportion of an epidemic disease due to bad governance, while Khadim-e-Punjab had shut his eyes over hundreds of Dengue patients admitted in hospitals and the subsequent deaths caused by the disease. Though without giving any tangible proof, the Opposition leader talked of Rs 37 billion corruption in Sasti Roati scheme and misappropriation of funds in various development projects including Lahore Ring Road, Raiwind Road, Aashiana Housing Schemes and Daanish School System. He that 20 roads in Lahore had been commercialised and a particular land mafia was informed before hand about the decision to enable it buy properties along these roads at non-commercial rates. He said that commercial plazas were being erected on the newly commercialised roads in violation of building rules. Raja demanded that names of owners of these plazas be made public so that people knew who were the beneficiaries of governments decision. Showing his concern over kidnapping of Shahbaz Taseer and subsequent failure of Punjab police to recover him, Raja held Shahbaz Sharif responsible for the incident, who, according to him, was responsible for what he called complete breakdown of law and order in the province. He also alleged that Shahbaz Sharif and his family were running different housing projects in London. He asked Sharifs to tell the people about the source of their huge investment in UK.