Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League President Senator Ch Shujat Hussain and senior central leader and PML Punjab President Ch Parvez Elahi have said that N-League has never respected democratic mandate, PML will give very big surprise to the opponents in the next general elections, our govt in Punjab was once for five years but as compared to the three, three govts of Sharif Brothers our performance in every sector and field in the service and welfare of the common man and the poor was many times better and impressive and done 14 such works which were not only undertaken in Punjab but also for the first time in Pakistan, we always talked straight forwardly and faced all oppression.
They said that appointment of Justice (R) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso as the caretaker Prime Minister is very welcome development, we pray that Punjab should also have such a caretaker Chief Minister, people will vote on the basis of past performance and media should also play its role in this regard. They said this while addressing a very big gathering of enthusiastic candidates who have applied for party tickets and talking to the media at the Muslim League House here today.
PML Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Sayed said that what other parties are promising to do in their manifestoes we have done all that earlier while Muhammad Basharat Raja said that he salutes those colleagues who remained steadfast for five years despite threats, luring, false cases and vindictive activities of the Punjab Govt and kept the party flag flying high in the face of adverse circumstances.
Senator Ch Shujat Hussain said that we and our party have always tried to keep the people informed about reality and tried to stop oppression adding that this was the reason that as the Prime Minister he had not signed the file for sending the army to Iraq. He said all the four personalities for the slot of caretaker Prime Minister were good but Almighty Allah has given the opportunity to Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, hopefully he will render the best services like his performance in the past.
Ch Parvez Elahi further said that 2008 elections suffered from a peculiar sentimental atmosphere despite our best services but still our party candidates of our party had secured the maximum votes in the Punjab as compared to others, our candidates will go to the voters with their heads up because of glorious services to the people, they should draw the attention of the people in their respective constituencies towards record works done by our govt during its five years tenure, they should also tell the people that those who followed us had given our surplus province a deficit of Rs 500 billion and dumped all the Punjab budget in flop projects adding that “lota” manufacturing factory of Jaati Umra is enemy of democracy and the people. He said that people would draw comparison between our performance and that of Sharif Brothers, our candidates will focus on our 14 unparalleled works.
Continuing, Ch Parvez Elahi pointedly stated just one project of service to the people of our tenure, 1122, has helped in saving the lives of 14 lakhs citizens so far, we provided facilities in 64 thousand schools and they had closed down 5000 schools, we introduced such measures and reforms in the fields of education, health, agriculture and industry which had benefitted very large number of people all over the province without any discrimination. He said during the N-League tenure, thousands of false cases were instituted against our party office-bearers, workers and ticket holders but despite all this, they all are standing firmly and steadfastly even today with Pakistan Muslim League, those who have destroyed Punjab will not even figure on second or third number as compared to our candidates.
PML Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Sayed said that the party has formally launched its election campaign from Lahore today, glorious performance and services to the people by Ch Parvez Elahi as the Chief Minister in Punjab are before the people whereas the opponents performance has always been zero. Paying tributes to the leadership, vision and wisdom of Ch Shujat Hussain, he said that our party is the symbol of the Federation, our team is dedicated, devoted and sincere, On this occasion, Moonis Elahi Ch Zaheeruddin Khan, Tariq Bashir Cheema, Syed Dilawar Abbas, Anwar Bhinder, Sardar Nasrullah Khan Dreshak, Sajid Chatha, Rana Zahid Tauseef, Ashiq Gopang, Riaz Asghar Chaudhry, Sardar Tufail, Sardar Talib Nakai, Nauman Langrial, Mehdi Hassan Bhatti, Ahmad Yar Heraj, Raza Hayat Heraj, Dr Azeemuddin Lakhvi, Akram Masih Gill, Mian Munir Ahmad, Yousuf Ahad Malik and other leaders were also among those present.