PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday termed the Awami National Party (ANP)’s proposed All Parties Conference (APC) a joke with the nation and said it would not become part of the drama being staged by the corrupt rulers to resolve the power crisis.
Speaking at a hurriedly called press conference here, the PML-N Senior Vice-President Amir Muqam said that the ANP had promised to provide free 100 electricity units to each house in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and bring back the Wapda House from Lahore to Peshawar but when it came to power it forgot its promises.
Flanked by the PML-N provincial general secretary Rahmat Salam Khattak, lawmaker Shazia Aurangzeb, Farid Toofan and other activists, he said the excessive loadshedding had made the life of people miserable and destroyed the businesses in the country. The unbearable loadshedding, he said, had forced the people to come out on the roads and turn violent to destroy national assets.
The PML-N leader questioned the ANP move to convene the APC despite being in power as the coalition partner of the Pakistan People’s Party in the provincial and federal governments.
“The rulers are responsible for the poor governance, mismanagement and rampant corruption and the miseries of people,” Amir Muqam said, adding that the poor were forced to pay for the repairs of faulty electricity transformers. “The person responsible for the electricity crisis was made prime minister,” he said.
He said the PPP and its allies had failed to solve problems of people and fresh elections under an impartial caretaker setup were the only way to overcome the problems.To a question, he said the PML-N was a major political party and the difference of opinion was part of democratic culture of the party. He added that all party workers work like a team under the leadership of Mian Nawaz Sharif.
MPA Shazia Aurangzeb and Farid Toofan also spoke on the occasion and rejected President Asif Ali Zardari’s claim about winning the next polls and forming the next government in Punjab and other provinces.