Lahore, December 24, 2009: The “Nalaiq” (Incapable) League government does not have the vision and the capacity to wrest Punjab out of its current financial crisis. This was stated yesterday by Moonis Elahi, senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League in a meeting with Christian party members at PML House, Lahore in connection with Christmas Celebrations. Present in the occasion were Senior President Punjab PML Muhammad Arshad Khan Lodhi, Secretary Information Punjab PML Akram Ch., Akram Masih Gill MNA, Rana Riaz, James Naz, Sardar Bishan Singh, Ch. Riasat Khokhar, Dr. Munawar Chand, Tabassum Naz and Sardar Taran Singh.
Talking on the occasion Moonis Elahi said that Punjab’s current financial mess was the doing of the two Shariffs, staff of half a dozen CM houses, 72 Task Forces, innumerable unelected advisors and scores of coordinators. Moonis Elahi said that Punjab’s uplift budget for this year had been drastically reduced but this was bearing no effect on the non development and lavish expenditures of the current Punjab rulers. He said that Punjab was confronting a loss of over 100 billion rupees in resources on account of an incompetent provincial government.
Moonis Elahi pointed out at the rising crimes and suicides as indicators of the misrule in Punjab. He said that in 2009 only in Lahore there were over 17000 incidents of robberies where the Lahorites were deprived of over 5 billion rupees. Moonis Elahi said that the Shariffs of Jaati Umra were flying around in government helicopters while the poor of Punjab couldn’t even eat two square meals a day.
He strongly criticized the auction of Punjab government’s assets for payment of interest against huge and unprecedented bank overdrafts. Moonis Elahi said that while no new government building was under construction in Punjab the Punjab government was strangely destroying private buildings in Lahore which was a sign of the current Punjab rulers’ destructive capabilities. The senior leader, Pakistan Muslim League said that instead of paying heed to the opposition’s protests the Punjab government continued on its destructive agenda in the last 2 years which has now brought the financial infrastructure to near collapse. It was ironic that after the voluntary departure of senior bureaucrats from the province now even the favorite junior bureaucrats in the Punjab administration were also critical of Punjab government’s incapacity to run the province’s affairs, remarked Moonis Elahi.