Rawalpindi-Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said that the country was passing through a critical phase and 2018 elections would also be held under situation of uncertainty. He stated this while addressing a public gathering in a newly built marriage hall near Dehgal at Adiala Road.

Besides local bodies representatives, a large numbers of officers and employees of the government-run departments, including land revenue, education, health, public works and civic bodies also attended the political meeting of former minister. Similarly, police force from three police stations headed by an SP and DSP was also deputed at the venue to secure the participants. 

However, the situation got tense when the former interior minister snubbed journalists for coming in his “private and personal function” for coverage. After this, media also boycotted the public gathering of the veteran politician.

Chaudhry Nisar said that he left a powerful ministry and did not compromise on his principles. He said that party chief Mian Nawaz Sharif and PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi urged him to take the portfolio again but he refused to accept the offer. He said that he never-ever flattered Mian Nawaz Sharif rather presented a true picture of situation before him.

He said the country was passing through a critical phase and 2018 elections would also be held under situation of uncertainty. Coming hard on officials of health department, he said, the corrupt mafia is ruling the roost in the health department. He said the people also facing difficulties in getting their works done from various other government-run departments.

He said that he has launched series of development projects in his constituency such as water scheme in Dhamial, doubling of Adiala Road, gas in many areas and carpeting streets. He said that he had awarded funds of Rs670 million to Chairmen of UCs. He asked the local leaders to forms committees to check the missing civic facilities in all UCs and to submit their report with him so that funds could be released for the purpose. “Dhala and Sood Chawrian villages are still lacking facility of gas. I will soon provide the villagers with this basic facility,” he claimed.

He also ordered Deputy Commissioner Talat Mehmood Gondal to visit site of an under construction Basic Health Unit Dhama Syedan to review pace of work on the project.

“The construction work of BHU should be completed in two months,” he said. On the occasion, UC Kalyal Chairman Haji Yasin drew attention of Chaudhry Nisar towards the biased and negative attitude of MPA PP-6, saying he spent Rs470 million on development projects without his (Chairman) consultation. Similarly, Chaudhry Imran Ilyas, Chairman UC Dhama Syedan, demanded the MNA to announce construction of a girls degree college in Dhama. Ex-minister assured the Chairmen for resolving their issues soon.