Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has issued an ultimatum to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, saying that if the leader does not reduce the price of a 10kg wheat flour bag to 400 rupees within the next 24 hours, he will sell his clothes and provide the people with the cheapest flour.
“I restate my comments,” the PM stated during a public assembly at Thakara stadium on Sunday. “I would sell my clothing and deliver the cheapest wheat grain to people.”
The PM’s message to the people reflected the political fervour at the public assembly. He singled out former Prime Minister Imran Khan, claiming that he was responsible for the country’s highest-ever inflation and unemployment rates. Shehbaz also slammed Imran Khan’s leadership, claiming that despite promising to build five million houses and create ten million jobs, Khan failed and plunged the country into a recession.
Shehbaz declared during the gathering, “I sincerely swear in front of you that I would lay down my life to set our country on the path to wealth and growth.”
The Prime Minister, speaking on the Balochistan elections, stated that people have faith in him and came out to vote in his favour.
“People of Balochistan thronged the voting places, and as I thought, voter participation remained between 30 and 35 percent, demonstrating people’s trust in democracy and an improvement in law and order,” he said.
Shehbaz criticised former Prime Minister Khan for Pakistan’s current condition of affairs, which is still beset by rising gasoline prices. “Imran Khan, who humiliates everyone in public, decreased petroleum product prices at a time when rates were rising all over the world after realising he would be ousted from office by a no-confidence motion,” he stated, according to the media portal.