ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali Friday expressed confidence that Nawaz Sharif would be re-elected as the prime minister in the general elections of 2018.
“General public had given mandate to Nawaz Sharif in 2013 and they would again repose confidence in him in 2018 elections on performance basis,” he said while talking to media persons outside the Supreme Court.
Under the able leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he said, Pakistan was developing and progressing day by day.
He said mega development projects initiated and completed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government were not being digested by anti-development forces, as they do not want to see Pakistan flourishing.
He said network of highways and motorways was being expanded across the country, the menace of terrorism was being eliminated completely and several projects under the game-changer China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were heading towards completion.
He criticized Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan for undue criticism on the PML-N leadership and for expecting decision of his choice in the Panama Papers case, which would never fulfill.
The minister was of the view that father of Imran Khan was dismissed by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto on the corruption charges and when asked, Imran Khan failed to clarify.
Abid Sher Ali termed Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) a corrupt mafia adding that the lectures on corruption given by its leadership “does not suit it”.
He said that before talking about corruption, the PPP leadership should present the money trails of Dr. Asim Hussain, Ayan Ali and Sharjeel Memon.
He said that all the corrupt mafia was disappointed with the progress and development of the country and became united against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to destroy his development agenda.
He also asked the Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad to present the money trail of his different properties to show how he made all these properties.
“If he (Shaikh Rasheed), succeed to give the money trail of his different properties, i would tender resignation and transfer my properties to him”, he challenged.