“PM Imran was not elected but came into power through rigging,” the PML-N president said while addressing a press conference alongside former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal and Marriyum Aurangzeb.
Shehbaz recalled that on the day of the election for the prime minister, PM Imran assured him that a parliamentary commission will be formed to probe into opposition’s rigging allegations.
“However, three weeks have passed and a parliamentary commission has still not been formed,” Shehbaz lamented.
“We will ensure that a commission is made at any cost,” he added.
Further, the PML-N president urged, “PM Imran should fulfill his promises.”
The PML-N president further regretted, “The PTI-led government increased gas, electricity and fertiliser prices just 20 days after assuming office.”
Upholding that such a “massive increase in prices has never been announced before at once”, Shehbaz said, “We will become the voice of the farmers and the common man.”
Speaking about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s presser a day earlier calling for the construction of dams, the PML-N president said, “We spent Rs122 billion for the construction of Basha Dam.”
“You do not need to collect funds for Diamer-Basha Dam but should attract investors,” he further said.
“There should be no delay in power production through Basha Dam,” he asserted.
Shehbaz further said that PML-N’s performance regarding power generation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa “is in front of the nation”.
The PML-N president also criticised the new federal government’s decision to end the ex-premier’s laptop scheme.
“Laptops were not given to politicians but to students who achieved top scores,” he said.
This is the age of information and technology and you are depriving the poor of the facility to access information through laptops, he added.
Regarding PM Imran’s decision to auction PM House’s luxury cars, Shehbaz said, “We held an auction of cars at Qaddafi Stadium.”