LAHORE/CHAKWAL – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has no reservations about the Supreme Court verdict on Asghar Khan case and challenged his political rivals to bring proof against his family for accepting money in Mehran Bank scandal.
He said that the authorities should also account for this huge sum of money, adding that he and his party had faith in judiciary. He said the people also know the men who celebrated military coup in October 1999 and those men also ought to be held accountable for serving the military ruler.
Earlier, addressing the prize distribution ceremony of Cadet College Kallar Kahar, the chief minister said that Pakistan is facing serious challenges like terrorism, loadshedding and corruption which can be overcome through promotion of education and nationalism.
He said that the rulers should spend the exchequer on education, health and public welfare instead of bullet proof vehicles, luxuries and construction of palaces.
He said that high ups of the federal government engaged in minting money whereas the Punjab government was striving hard for making Pakistan a country of the Quaid and Allama Iqbal.
He said that the country would be brought out of darkness and backwardness through hard work, devotion and good governance by taking initiatives for promoting education.
Shahbaz said Pakistan is blessed with all resources but there was a lack of good governance and determination to use them for public wellbeing. He said that it was responsibility of every Pakistani to steer the country out of crisis. He said that youth will change the course of time and make the future bright by getting education.
The chief minister announced a grant of Rs 40 million for the college with a pledge of distributing 200,000 laptops in December in Punjab and other provinces.
He distributed cash and medals among the teams made it to the podium in sports competitions of the college.
Cadet College Kallar Kahar Principal Lt General (r) Muhammad Nazar gave a briefing to the chief minister and appreciated his support to the education.