PML-N-led govt will perform better if its given ‘tough time’: Khurshid Shah


Dispelling the impression that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) plans to play friendly allies, Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah, a central party leader and Member National Assembly (MNA) on Saturday said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led coalition government would perform better under pressure.
“The government’s performance will improve only when it’s given tough time,” Shah said talking to media in Sukkur.
To a question, he said all the issues of the Civil Hospital Sukkur would be resolved within three months and things would change.
The PPP leader stressed that the farming sector had the potential to help the country take on its economic challenges.
“Pakistan’s economic situation can only be improved if attention is paid to agriculture,” Shah said.
When asked what was his take on the tensions between the Centre and the Punjab province over the appointment of senior bureaucrats, Shah said he did not see any discord there.
“I don’t see it as an uncle-niece conflict,” said Shah brushing aside any friction between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz.
Responding to a query about what led to the incidents of violence during the elections, Shah said it was the negligence of the caretakers that deteriorated the law-and-order situation during the voting.
In the same breath, he said that the security of the citizens would remain elusive until the Sindh police was equipped with modern weapons.
On the Israeli aggression and brutalities in Gaza, the PPP leader said it was the duty of every Muslim to support Palestinians.
Shah also condemned America’s “hypocritical” attitude in support of Israel. “Israel is continuously trying to crush Muslims,” Shah said.