ISLAMABAD: Taking a jibe at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government for announcing an agricultural development package for farmers ahead of Local Government Elections in Punjab and Sindh, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Thursday said the package will hurt the ruling party in the upcoming polls.
Speaking to media representatives here, he said most of the points in the prime minister’s Rs341 billion relief package were part of the budget speech.
“Farmers’ package is a pack of lies,” said Shah, who added that his party has rejected the same.
Commenting on the issue of MQM MNAs’ resignations, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader said Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani will issue a ruling on the matter on Friday.
Lauding the role politicians have played for the progress and development of the country, Shah said from Constitution to nuclear bomb, every major success has been achieved by politicians only.
He said the PPP was supporting the democracy and not PM Nawaz Sharif and added that it would continue to do so in the future also.
“Nawaz Sharif’s shortcomings will help other political parties in the next general elections,” he added.
Dismissing reports of a party meeting in Dubai, Khursheed Shah said he was seeking time for a meeting with PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, in which, he added, all prevailing matters would be discussed in detail.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily