LAHORE - Secretary General PPP, Sardar Latif Khosa has asked Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to set up his camp office at Minar-e-Pakistan as he used to do during his previous tenure, adding, that the people of the province are being subjected to an agonizing loadshedding at present.

Khosa pointed out that the people were staging protests against loadshedding which had made their life miserable.

He asked  Shahbaz Sharif to lead the protest demonstrations, like he had been doing in the past which also caused huge damage to the public property.

In a Press statement, Khosa further said that Mian Shahbaz Sharif had recklessly wasted a huge amount of Rs. 340 billion of Local Bodies funds in wasteful projects of Sasti Roti, Danish Schools, Yellow Cab and Metro Bus Service. Sardar Khosa observed that had  Shahbaz Sharif utilised the Local Government development funds on power projects, the people of the Punjab province would not have been suffering from the hardships of loadshedding. He also observed that the provinces had been authorised to generate electricity.

Shahbaz Sharif could have made use of the coal as well as bagass from Sugar Mills available in the province for the generation of electricity, he said. In this way, he added, Shahbaz could have utilised the bagass from 11 Sugar Mills owned by the Sharif family for a noble cause.

However, it is regrettable that Shahbaz Sharif paid no attention to such welfare-oriented projects, he concluded.

Iftikhar Jhagra quits PPP

Staff Reporter from Peshawar adds: PPP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Vice President Iftikhar Jhagra on Tuesday resigned from the basic membership of party. This announcement, he made during a news conference here at press club.

He said that he took the decision due to the indifferent attitude of the party provincial leadership.  Rejecting the results of May 11 general elections in KPK, Jhegra said that the elections results were engineered to bring Taliban backed-forces into power in the province. He said that they had expected to bring a change via democratic process in the country but it wasn't happened as May 11 general elections were engineered.

Jhegra said that recently elected people to assemblies in the KPK even did not win the union council elections in the past.

About Taliban activities, he alleged that the Taliban top leader Hakeemullah Mehsud was carrying an anti-state agenda and conducting activities on the behest of India. Backing the nurturing of democratic process in the country, he said that democracy was the best way for tackling internal and external issues of the country, importantly to counter the Indian influence after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

When asked about joining any other political party, he replied that he has yet to take decision in this regard but would quit politics for some time.