Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif roared back at the President, appearing equally defiant and rebellious saying ‘had Benazir been visiting Lahore in place of President Asif Ali Zardari, he would have gone to receive her a hundred times but he would resign a hundred times and not receive the president. Addressing a rally here on Saturday, the chief minister responded to allegations of the president against him and his elder brother Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister and leader of PML-N. He said the President left the masses high and dry during the rain floods last year and went to France. “I swear that Zardari has plundered the national exchequer and kept it in Swiss Banks,” he added. He blew upon the president hot and cold and said he won’t ever go to receive the president. “I will quit politics a hundred times but wont welcome Zardari,” said an angry Shahbaz referring to the reason of the president lambasting his party for the past three days during his Lahore visit. Responding to a statement of the president in which he had termed the Sharif brothers as ‘immigrants’ the chief minister said the president was not aware of the very essence of the word. “Zardari! Its your ill perceived dream that you will snatch my pride for the masses will snatch your chair” said a roaring chief minister. Referring to the long march and lawyer’s movement for the restoration of the independent judiciary, the chief minister said the president has forgotten those moments when the very foundations of his power were trembling due to the power of the masses. “We will expose the real face of Zardari to the masses from Khyber to Karachi and that of all the touts of Musharaf who are now standing by him” he said. The president and the chief minister Punjab are fighting a war of words since the president’s visit to Lahore. Chief Minister Punjab added a pinch of salt to the sugary relationship between the ruling party and the opposition by not receiving the president officially in the province. This move of the chief minister Punjab had infuriated the president and he lashed out in retaliation sparking a continuous war of words between the two.