LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has chided PTI chief Imran Khan for what he called telling lies to the nation.

“Imran Khan Niazi stands fully exposed before the people. Khan will surely learn fresh lessons in the next elections,” he said while talking to his party lawmakers from Lahore, Dera Ghazi Khan and Sahiwal divisions on Friday.

The CM said Bani Gala and Bilawal House are the two names of same area and added that nation has fully understood both of them.

He continued: “The nation will not be deceived by their jugglery anymore. Niazi Sahib has not mentioned CPEC in his 11-points. He is an enemy of the CPEC as well as the prosperity of the people. Niazi Sahib has pledged the nation in 2013 at Minar-e-Pakistan not to speak lies but he has broken all records of lies.”

Shehbaz Sharif said that hospitals have been redeveloped in all the districts by the Punjab government and added that latest pathology lab, CT scan machine and incinerator have been set up in Vehari hospital.

“Imran Khan should tell that if he has developed any such hospital in the whole of KP. How many new hospitals have been set up in Sindh and KP.  He may stage public meetings in Lahore but should also tell the people that what he has done for them by holding a meeting in Peshawar. After plundering the KP he has managed a meeting in Lahore. The people of KP came to Lahore to attend the meeting but have become the PML-N voters after witnessing the development here.”

The Chief Minister said that PTI leader created hurdles in the orange line train through court proceeding. Had it not been done, orange line train would have been plying today and the passengers enjoying the world-class travel facility. He said that Imran Khan leveled an allegation of bribe worth billions of rupees for retreat in the Panama case but why he has not been appearing before the court now to prove this allegation? Similarly, he has been hiding from the court after proving corruption allegations as baseless in Multan metro. You have won the world cup but ruined the KPK, said Shehbaz Sharif. Imran Khan takes credit of building Shaukat Khanum Hospital but the land was given by Mian Nawaz Sharif for this hospital along with provision of Rs. 25 crore grant. Our elders set up hospitals and other philanthropic institutions and we have never beaten the drums to earn sham fame on that, he maintained. He said that Niazi lacks political understanding and therefore, every day talks about winning a new wicket. “They have come to know now that I am more dangerous than Nawaz Sharif. I may accept it but they should first seek apology from Mian Nawaz Sharif, he added.

Meanwhile, a delegation led by Mr. Sebastian Andreas Brachert, board chairman of renowned German Company Siemens, called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here yesterday. Matters regarding enhancing cooperation in energy sector came under discussion during the meeting. The Chief Minister said that energy projects have been completed speedily in a record timeframe and due to the rapid measures taken for coping with the energy crisis, load-shedding has reduced substantially.

On this occasion, German delegation while lauding the rapid initiatives and extraordinary hard work of Chief Minister for energy projects said that Shehbaz Sharif and his team are working with sheer determination and we will cooperate with Punjab government in energy sector.