MULTAN - Central leader of PML-N Hamza Shahbaz Sharif has said that nobody could stop Pakistan from making progress if the budget spent on defence was spent on the development of the country.

He stated this while talking to the journalists here at Multan Airport.

Hamza Shahbaz’s plane made an unscheduled landing at Multan Airport because of bad weather in Islamabad and Lahore.

He was going to Islamabad from Sargodha but could not land there and was diverted to Lahore. But the bad weather forced his pilot to take plane to Multan for landing.

When the journalists drew his attention towards Indian jets recent violation of Pakistani borders, Hamza Shahbaz said that the era of conventional wars was gone and we needed to cultivate good relations with our neighbours. “We’ll have to talk to India on all issues including trade,but on equality basis,” he added.

He said that although the national kitty was in a very poor state, govt would present a balanced budget.

Referring to South Punjab province, he said that PML-N supported new provinces on administrative and not lingual grounds.

“We’ll not do politics on this issue like PPP,” he added.

Staff Reporter from Sargodha adds: PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his party was aimed to resolve the problems being faced by the country as the masses had given a heavy mandate to the party to fight all the burning issues.

“A crippled mandate could have aggravated these problems but the people expressed their great love and unprecedented passions for the leadership of PML-N and it could not be forgotten. With the blessing of Almighty Allah, all the crises would be resolved one by one,” said Hamza addressing public congregations at village 120/SB, Sial Sharif, Kot Bhai Khan Shahpur in Sargodha.

He added, “The people had done their job and now it’s our turn to fulfill all the promises and to come up to the people’s expectations. Pakistan has entered into a new era of progress, prosperity, solidarity and development. Crises like terrorism, inflation, lawlessness, unemployment, corruption and loadshedding have engulfed all resources of the country. But now the people would soon feel a change around.”

Hamza noted that the PML-N had put ointment on the wounds of Balochistan people. He pledged that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who won the election from NA/68, would not leave the people of the constituency alone and soon a net work of developmental projects would be brought in the area. No doubt the constituency would seem to be the prime minister’s constituency by virtue of developing projects, he added. He said that the PML-N leadership believed in practical work instead of sentimental speeches.

ASI BOOKED FOR RUINING RAPE EVIDENCE: A case has been registered by anti corruption police against an assistant sub-inspector on the charge of destroying a medical report regarding a rape case registered against a former provincial minister.

The police filed the case against ASI Raja Aftab of Jhal Chakkian police on the report of Additional Superintendent of Police. In an alleged rape case against former provincial minister Meher Ghullam Dastgir Khan Lak, the ASI wasted all important evidence comprising such as semen. Circle Officer Anti Corruption initiated further investigation after the submission of FIR against the police official.

The case was filed against the newly elected MPA for allegedly raping Iram Bibi, a resident of village 60/NB. The MPA spokesmen had already denied the allegations.