Infostani International: PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif dismisses claims of favoritism towards his brother Nawaz, refuting the ‘ladla’ label. Amid PPP’s “Ladla-II” and PTI’s ‘new favorite’ assertions, Shehbaz emphasizes youth as the party’s priority and denies reliance on establishment support.
Shehbaz Sharif Addresses Allegations and Outlines Priorities Ahead of Elections
The term “Ladla” (blue-eyed) appears to linger over the PML-N, as party president Shehbaz Sharif took shots on Wednesday at those labeling his elder brother as the ‘favorite’ of the powers that be.
Shehbaz asserted that whatever transpired in the past tenures of the PML-N demonstrates that Nawaz Sharif is not a ladla; someone else is. He pointed to the plane hijacking case in 1999 and Nawaz’s removal in 2017 for not taking a salary from his son as evidence that Nawaz is not a Ladla under any circumstances.
The PPP has been branding Nawaz Sharif as “Ladla-II” since his return from Britain three months ago, while the PTI insists that Nawaz is the establishment’s ‘new favorite’ poised to become prime minister for the fourth time “with the blessings of the quarters concerned.”
Responding to allegations, Shehbaz Sharif denied suggestions that Nawaz Sharif is leveraging the support of the establishment to ascend to the premiership. Blaming PTI founder Imran Khan for societal polarization, Shehbaz emphasized the need to invest in the youth to counteract the poison injected into their minds by Khan. Regarding the party’s priorities, Shehbaz stated that if they come to power, the first, second, and third priorities would be the youth.
Optimism, Unity, and National Renewal: Shehbaz Sharif’s Vision for the Upcoming General Election
Expressing confidence in the nation’s choices in the upcoming general election, Shehbaz asserted that the electorate would opt for “performance, progress, and prosperity over fraud, disaster, and anarchy.”
He highlighted the unity of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, and Hamza Shehbaz, affirming their commitment to leading the nation toward a bright future. Shehbaz described the election as a defining moment for the nation’s future.
Shehbaz stated that Nawaz is eager to resume the journey interrupted in 2017, framing it as a double journey committed to rectifying wrongs and steering the country away from bankruptcy. He emphasized the need for unity, citing Nawaz Sharif’s previous tenure as evidence of the positive impact achievable when working collectively for the nation’s betterment.