MULTAN

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi claimed on Thursday that the Azadi March of his party would be joined by over one million people, adding that no one could stop tsunami of PTI.

Addressing a news conference her at his residence, he added that the PTI strived for the rule of law and supremacy of Constitution in the country. He said that like-minded political parties were given invitation to join the march. He suggested to the PML-N to acknowledge PTI’s demands regarding electoral reforms and tell the nation about fraud elections if it was fair with democracy and wished to celebrate Independence Day jointly.

He demanded Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif to resign from his office, saying the Punjab Government completely failed to maintain law and order in the province. He said the recent incidents in provincial capital unveiled the reality of good governance claims of the rulers and revealed that the affairs were being run by Gullu Butts in the province.

He said the Nandipur power project had been dysfunctional after three days of its launching and public exchequer was wasted. He demanded investigation into Rs25 billion spent on the project. He said that over one million IDPs had migrated from North Waziristan and the KPK government had been struggling for resources. He demanded the Federal government for taking serious measures for the rehabilitation of IDPs.

Referring to an offer made by Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan in the National Assembly for recounting in 70 NA constituencies, he demanded that recounting in 170 National Assembly constituencies. He added that recounting in just 70 constituencies would not be acceptable whatsoever.

REPORT SOUGHT: The provincial government has sought a detailed report on water purification plants from all districts before the implementation of Clean Water Project. Sources added that the local government department Punjab has sent a performa to all districts in which details like district name, location of plant, kind of plant, sponsor, cost of plant, capacity, completion date, maintenance and current status of the plant have been sought from the concerned DCOs.

Sources said that Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif took serious notice of complaints regarding non-functional water purification plants during a meeting held in connection with the Clean Water Project and sought report about the plants.