National development always a priority of PML-N: Shehbaz

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that development and prosperity of the country has always been a priority of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Talking to PML-N leader and former MNA Hanif Abbasi on Thursday, he said: “On the other side, some of the political opponents have always tried to spread anarchy in the country and they are still engaged in their nefarious designs.”

He said that the sit-in group had always created hurdles in the national development, as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was not desirous of public development or prosperity in the country.

“The anti-development political designs of these elements have fully been exposed before the nation and this is the reason that the opponents of the public welfare have to face failure at every front,” he added.

He said that people were desirous of seeking solution to their problems and prosperity and they would hold accountability of the elements impeding the journey of development during the general election of 2018.

On the other hand, the PML-N government would successfully complete the journey of development and prosperity, concluded the chief minister.

Hamza Shahbaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after self-imposed exile

LAHORE: MNA Hamza Shahbaz, son of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif returned to Pakistan after self-imposed exile of one and a half month in London and USA. Hamza was separated from the election campaign of NA-120.

It is his longest stay abroad since the Sharif family returned to Pakistan from their 2007 exile.

Sources close to the Sharif family said during his stay abroad Hamza only once visited Begum Kulsoom in London to inquire after her, when Maryam was in Lahore.

They said when Hamza was asked to stay out of the country till the NA-120 election none of the elders of the Sharif family intervened. Begum Kulsoom won the seat securing 61,000 votes and the victory’s credit was given to Maryam for her ‘extensive and aggressive’ campaign.

Hamza had also been linked to some PML-N members who allegedly turned inactive when the party’s campaign was in full swing. It was alleged that these members were taking orders from Hamza.