‘PML-N has gone mad,’ says PPP’s Chaudhary Manzoor

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Referring to an arrested youth, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Chaudhary Manzoor says Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has gone mad.

PPP leaders were addressing a press conference in Islamabad where Chaudhary Manzoor said, “Thank you for taking notice of the child who was arrested and releasing him. PML-N has gone mad that they are arresting schoolchildren now. It’s time, PM Nawaz, that you control your people. Otherwise PPP jiyalas know how to deal with your people.”

He had another message for Nawaz Sharif.

“You said PPP should be ashamed of not producing energy in Sindh. You tell us how come you have produced only 1,700 megawatts energy in your four years tenure? When we were in power we produced over 4,800 megawatts. Musharraf also produced 2,100 megawatts. So it’s you who should be ashamed.”

The PPP has decided to launch a countrywide movement to press Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign and expose his government’s inability to control electricity loadshedding despite remaining in power for about four years.

“After Panama verdict, the prime minister has no moral justification to cling to the office and resign forthwith. We have decided to launch a countrywide movement against the premier to force him to resign,” PPP Information Secretary Chaudhry Manzoor told Dawn here on Saturday.

He said the movement would also be against loadshedding which the PML-N could not control in last four years. “The movement for Nawaz Sharif resignation and against loadshedding will go side by side,” he said.

He said the PML-N had lied to the people over loadshedding issue and it had been exposed to the people who were cursing it.

Mr Manzoor said the PPP rejected the formation of a Joint Investigation Team to probe the Panama case against Nawaz Sharif and his children. “It would have been better if the Supreme Court had ordered the investigation agencies to probe this matter instead of tasking the job to the same institutions like NAB and FBR it had expressed its annoyance for not probing against the Sharifs,” he said.

The PPP leader said the PML-N leaders had become unnerved after the Panama verdict and started using foul language about the PPP leadership. TheDawn