Former Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif Stresses Transparent Elections and Accountability in Pakistan

In a recent press conference held in Lahore, former Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif reiterated that the recurring question of whether Nawaz Sharif would return or not should not be a matter of constant concern. Addressing the media, Shahbaz Sharif emphatically stated that Nawaz Sharif is indeed returning to Pakistan, as per divine approval, on October 21.

Reflecting on the challenges faced during his tenure, Shahbaz Sharif highlighted the strenuous efforts made over 16 months to resolve critical issues. He pointed out the dire consequences that the nation might have faced, including empty petrol pumps, unavailable medicines, and scarcity of daily necessities if the country had defaulted. Shahbaz Sharif also revealed attempts to negotiate with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to provide subsidized petrol for motorcycle riders. Regrettably, the IMF did not accede to this request. Despite these challenges, he assured the public that there is no need to panic or be distressed, as better times are ahead.

Shahbaz Sharif emphasized the importance of fair and transparent elections, asserting that the outcome of any democratic process should be accepted by all. He stressed the necessity of accountability that is visible and acknowledged by the people. Shahbaz Sharif underscored that accountability should be a process that the public can witness and believe in, ensuring a just and equitable society.