Parvez Ahmad

Former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that May 11 is not merely a polling day rather it is a day of change destiny of the country and fate of people.

Addressing a public meeting at Hockey Stadium Chiniot here on Tuesday, the PML-N kingpin asserted that if voted to power, his party would rid the masses of the menace of electricity and gas loadshedding. He pledged to introduce hydropower and solar energy projects to provide cheap electricity to the nation. He claimed that his party had experts in every field in his folds who would help lead the country towards progress and prosperity. The former Punjab CM said that former rulers indulged in unprecedented corruption, looted national exchequer mercilessly and inflicted a huge loss on the country. Shahbaz Sharif bitterly criticized President Asif Ali Zardari and his allies for wrong policies and destroying the industry of Punjab. He alleged that Zardari and his clique had looted the national resources ruthlessly, pushing the country and the nation into darkness, adding that the PPP government had set a new record of corruption which was hard to be broken in the future. Shahbaz Sharif regretted that the previous rulers had deprived the masses of livelihood and bankrupted the nation for their personal gains. He vowed that the PML-N after coming into power would eliminate darkness, unemployment, poverty and terrorism from the country. The former CM also reiterated that projects like Metro Bus would be launched in big cities throughout the country. He said the Punjab government had completed mega development project expeditiously in a very transparent manner throughout the province over the past five years. Shahbaz Sharif pointed out that a revolutionary policy had been evolved to equip the young generation with modern knowledge. He emphasised that Maulana IIlyas Chinioti was the founder of District Chiniot, now it the duty of people of this district vote him for his further services.

Earlier, PML-N candidate for NA-86 Qasiar Ahmad Shiekh, PP-73 Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Chinioti, PP-74 Maulana Rehmat Ullah, NA-87 Mehar Ghulam Muhammad Lali, PP-75 Mehar Imtiaz Ahmad Lali, Riaz Ahmad Lali and others address the meeting.

Shahbaz Sharif on his arrival at Helipad, was welcomed by renowned industrialist Mian Muhammad Mansha and president Chiniot Sheikh biradari Ch Masood Iqbal and main industrialists of Chiniot Shiekh biradari from all over the country. Thousands of the party workers and all the candidates of the national and provincial assemblies from all over district Chiniot joined the public meeting.

According to reliable sources and polices more than 20,000 people attended the public gathering.