Punjab Prime Minister Hamza Shehbaz on Thursday said he would remain in the CM position “as long as God willing” and vowed to continue working for the welfare and welfare of the people of the province “without wasting any time”.
Hamza’s comments came as a shock to him as the prime minister challenged the Supreme Court ruling, which said the votes of the members of the legislature would not be included in the presidential referendum in Article 63-A. About 25 votes of the opposition PTI representatives contributed to Hamza’s election as CM.
At a press conference in Lahore today, he recalled that from the date of his appointment as Punjab’s chief executive, a number of roadblocks and roadblocks were set up for him by the PTI.
“The way these people cause trouble in the Punjab, even the former governor [Omar Sarfraz Cheema] or president [Arif Alvi] … The way they spread propaganda in the community … I decided not to spend a second to make things easier for the people, ”Hamza promised.
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Referring to former prime minister Imran Khan, he said no matter how many obstacles he faced along the way, “I will not allow anything to thwart my determination to serve the people of Punjab”.
The minister lamented that during the PTI government, the Punjab was “very scarce in wheat”. “This province was supplying wheat to other provinces and was struggling even though the previous government knew it, so they decided to export wheat.
“People had to stand in lines and wait for hours. And when they were in serious danger, they (PTI) decided to import wheat worth dollars,” Hamza said.
“But I want to tell you today that the Punjab government is standing by its people,” he promised, announcing a package of aid in the province where the price of a 10kg bag of wheat had been reduced to R650. up to R490.
“In the 36 districts of Punjab, people will be able to buy flour at this price,” CM said. “We provide relief from R160 under the R200 billion provincial grant.
‘Imran Khan tries to divide the army’
Meanwhile, in response to Imran Khan’s remarks at a Gujranwala party rally, Hamza criticized the PTI chairman for “trying to divide the army”.
“I want to tell you today that what Imran Khan Niazi did is not political. He spreads hatred in the name of politics.
During his speech last night, the former prime minister said families of military personnel would take part in his upcoming march to Islamabad to overthrow the “incumbent government under the US-backed conspiracy.”
Imran said: “The police will also help you [in getting to Islamabad]. They will send their family members with you and government employees [do the same] for instance.
“And I know that my military families will also come with us to Islamabad,” he added.
Drawing on the views of the PTI chairperson, the CM of Punjab demanded that the public and institutions should “immediately realize this”. While the economy is in the ventilator and the political divisions are growing, he is plotting to divide the army, ”said Hamza.
“What do you want to do with this country? I, as a Pakistani, want to warn the nation: do not get lost in his false character.”
He urged people and institutions to “keep an eye” on Imran and his tactics. “He is trying to destroy Pakistan because of his ego, just as he trampled on the Constitution and the law of his ego. Put politics aside. First decide what this man is trying to do with the nation. People and institutions will have to pay attention.”
Imran, Hamza continued, was annoying our friends. He says ‘no’ in his meetings and provokes great power. We have diplomatic relations with the US and want to maintain relations between the two countries and it.
“Sometimes he points to the European Union in his statements,” he said, warning that in the coming days, Pakistan would have to “pay the price” for these comments.