SHEIKHUPURA: Quaid Muslim League-N Mian Nawaz Sharif elucidated his opposition on Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) and said we will not let it to be implemented till the government curtails expenditures and curbs on corruption.
Addressing to a open gathering in Sheikhupura on Saturday Nawaz Sharif said WikiLeaks has disclosed scores of secrets related to numerous personalities. He termed these disclosures as fake. We tested our nukes despite global pressures this must also be disclosed by WikiLeaks, he wished.
He said we never did anything just to appease American politicians rather tested our nukes without considering any pressure, whereas we see Pakistani politicians doing this.
He informed we are reorganizing our party, hence we need a revolutionary team, which may help us in development of nation. “We will attain the destiny if spirits of nation remained the same and with power of people we will curb on corruption and injustices”, said Nawaz Sharif.
He said Musharraf did not allow him or his aides to offer his parents’ funerals. These dictators devastated the country. Therefore, I want no hindrance in way of Pakistan’s prosperity.
He wished the unemployment and poverty be eliminated, and commodity prices come back to point where they were during his regime.
Today, people compare the commodity prices with that of Musharraf’s time, he said. During my regime, flour was Rs. 5 per Kg as compared to now as it is selling around Rs. 28, cost of per Kg edible oil today is Rs. 130 where it was Rs. 45 in my time. Today, people do not find sugar at Rs. 110, but it was easily available at Rs. 18 per Kg during my rule, and besides this Pakistan exported sugar to India during my time because we were surplus with it, he added.
While pointing out 18th amendment and National Finance Commission (NFC), Nawaz said, the tasks Peoples Party performed in collaboration with us, accomplished successfully.
He reiterated we want government to work for the betterment of people, strengthening the economy and eradication of unemployment, but we will never allow the implementation of RGST till the government starts working for the development of nation, reduces her expenditures, and curbs on corruption.
He termed this as not mere our wish rather people too want the same that current circumstances are not suitable for implementation of RGST.