Infostani International: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently addressed a gathering in Mansehra, urging support for his PML-N party in the upcoming elections. Emphasizing his commitment to economic revitalization, he highlighted his role as the “champion of development.” In a concise overview, Sharif touched upon his expulsion from office, economic challenges, and his vision for the country’s future. This brief encapsulation provides key insights into his address, covering his governance perspectives and priorities for Pakistan.
Nawaz Sharif Urges Mansehra Voters for PML-N Support, Promises Economic Overhaul and Development
On Monday, Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister, called on the people of Mansehra to support his PML-N party in the upcoming elections, emphasizing his commitment to revamp the economy and steer the country towards development.
At an election gathering in the city, where he is contesting for a National Assembly seat, Mr. Sharif portrayed himself as the “champion of development and prosperity.”
Expressing his satisfaction at being among the people for the first time since 2013, Sharif lamented the challenges the country is facing on economic and other fronts. He attributed the economic troubles, such as the depreciation of the rupee against the US dollar, to his expulsion from the Prime Minister’s Office by five apex court judges.
Highlighting the mega development projects initiated during his government, Sharif mentioned the Hazara Motorway’s significance in reducing travel time to the federal capital. He clarified that his current goal is not to become the prime minister but to contest elections from NA-15 and seek the public’s vote for the prosperity and development of the country and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
Sharif Criticizes PTI’s Economic Policies and Promises Economic Reforms in Election Address
Without explicitly naming PTI founder Imran Khan, Sharif criticized the economic conditions during the tenure of a ‘fraudulent liar’ who assumed the Prime Minister’s Office. He claimed that the economy suffered while he was in jail and London, accusing the PTI of plundering the country during its 10-year rule.
Seeking support for the economic overhaul, Sharif promised that if elected, he would connect the Hazara Motorway to Gilgit-Baltistan via the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad road. He pledged to address youth unemployment and provide subsidized utilities, including electricity, natural gas, and vegetables, to the less privileged.
Sharif recounted rejecting a coalition government offer in KP during the 2013 elections from JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, opting instead to allow PTI to form the government. He criticized PTI for allegedly ruining the economy during its decade in power.
Maryam Nawaz, also present at the gathering, expressed her gratitude for the sizable crowd despite the cold weather. She criticized PTI for its lack of major development projects during its tenure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Other PML-N leaders, including Sardar Mohammad Yusuf, Amir Muqam, and Mohammad Safdar, were also in attendance.