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Would sell my clothes to provide cheapest wheat flour to people: Pak PM

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Islamabad [Pakistan], May 30 (ANI): Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has given an ultimatum to the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan saying that if the leader does not bring down the price of 10kg wheat flour bag to Rs 400 within the next 24 hours he will sell his clothes and will himself provide the cheapest flour to the people.

While addressing a public meeting at Thakara stadium on Sunday, the PM said, “I reiterate my words, I would sell my outfits and provide the cheapest wheat flour to people.”

The political heat in the public meeting echoed in the PM’s address to the people. He targeted the former Prime Minister Imran Khan saying that he gifted the country with the highest-ever inflation and unemployment. Shehbaz also condemned the government led by Imran Khan saying that though Khan promised announced provide five million houses and 10m jobs however he failed and pushed the country into an economic crisis.

“I solemnly declare in front of you that I would lay down my life but put this country on the path to prosperity and development,” Shehbaz said during the rally, reported Dawn.

Speaking on the Balochistan polls, the PM said that people exuded confidence in him and came out to vote in his favour.

“This has been happening rarely, people of Balochistan thronged the polling stations and as I expected the voters’ turnout remains between 30 and 35 per cent which is a confidence of people in democracy and improvement in law and order,” he added.

As Pakistan continues to be gripped by a rise in fuel prices, Shehbaz blamed the former PM Khan for this sorry state of affairs. “Imran Khan, who disgraces everyone in public, had reduced petroleum products’ prices at a time when the rates were increasing all over the world after realising that he will be thrown out of power through a no-confidence motion,” he said, as per the media portal.

Moreover, during the rally Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also chanted praises for his father and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

“I have backache but even then I travelled to meet you and enjoyed the motorway ride on all the way as I remembered Nawaz Sharif for his love for people and this country,” Sharif said.

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz also addressed the Sunday rally. She lauded her father Nawaz Sharif for his patriotism and took a jibe at Imran Khan’s ‘Haqiqi Azadi March’.

“The financial and other resources of your government are being spent on such a failed march…revolution couldn’t be triggered through such safe rides,” she said. (ANI)

This report is auto-generated from ANI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.

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