LAHORE: Former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif claimed on Sunday there was a coordinated effort to keep him and his brother out of parliament but those behind the conspiracy had failed.
He pointed the finger at Islamabad for hatching the conspiracy against the PML-N leadership while talking to the media after approval of his nomination papers. He charged the Zardari-led PPP government had plundered the national exchequer mercilessly for five years and brought Pakistan’s economy to its knees. “And yet they have the audacity to point the finger at everyone else but themselves.
If voted to power, the PML-N will do whatever it takes to get the economy back on track even though it would be an extremely tough challenge in the present situation,” he added.He said the PPP was making allegations against the PML- N but it was refusing to answer to Rs 80 billion corruption in the rental power scam, Rs 20 billion in the Pakistan Steel Mill case and Rs 4 billion PSO corruption case.
The former chief minister also pointed out that the PPP-appointed NAB chairman had admitted that there was daily corruption of over Rs 10 billion and yet the PPP was making false allegations against others.