Lashing out at the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said that the slogan of Seraiki Province was just a political gimmick.
Speaking to the media, the former cricketer said that the ruling party did nothing for development of the South Punjab and neither did they move an inch for formation of the new province
He noted, “Those who did nothing for the delivery of basic rights to the people of South Punjab are raising hollow slogans of creating a Seraiki province. This is a mere political gimmick to confuse the people.”
He said that he had launched his mass contact drive from South Punjab to listen to the voice of the people of the area and his party would never ignore their desire. “We will give a healing touch to your miseries,” he added.
Taunting the PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif for stealing PTI’s ideas, he said how Nawaz Sharif could make a new Pakistan when his own party’s government in Punjab had deprived the people of their basic rights in the past five years.
The former captain said that the Punjab government was spending development funds of South Punjab on its election campaign which was a major discrimination. He said that Nawaz Sharif was replicating all the ideas of the PTI and now he was talking to create a new Pakistan which was a slogan of his party.
“What such politicians can deliver who could do nothing for the people of Punjab in five long years. Despite the fact that his party ruled Punjab for five terms, Punjab is facing deprivation, misery and deterioration”.
Responding to a question, Imran Khan said he had decided to launch his mass contact drive from South Punjab as the people of the area had been deprived of their basic rights and their due budget had been misused and diverted to other areas of Punjab.
He said that the people of Pakistan would have to make right decision this time in elections as PTI was going to create a new Pakistan for the coming generations.