Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's brother and the Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) President, Shehbaz Sharif, has lavished praise on India.
In the context of the upcoming Pakistan election Shehbaz Sharif applauded India on various fronts, and also claimed it has surpassed Pakistan. "India surpassed us in various fields. We thought Bangladesh is a baggage & it slipped off our hands. Look at Sri Lanka, Singapore, China all of them worked on our blue print & today we've lagged behind. If we don't learn our lesson then God help us."
"Aaj Hindustan (India) G20 mein jaata hai to mere dil ko teer lagte hain ki Modi wahan jaake khada hota hai aur hum tamasha dekh rahe hain. (Today, when India goes to the G20 I feel an arrow go through my heart when Modi stands up and we watch the drama). Let's convert this opportunity into making it Iqbal's Pakistan, it's only possible through free & fair elections."
The PML(N) leader also hit out at his country's failure to convict politicians who commit crimes. "In India, actions have been taken against political leaders like their former PM Narasimha Rao and J.Jayalalithaa. However, there are people in Pakistan who have done scam worth billions and are today fighting elections and giving sermons.
"Our economy is on the verge of decline, stock exchange is going down, our reserves can support only one month's import now, our investors went back to London & Dubai wondering what would happen on 25 July in Pakistan," he added.
Meanwhile, also on Thursday, Pakistan's PTV issued an order which stated that no convicted person is to be shown or talked about on any PTV Channel/Programme, which comes at a time when former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to ten years in prison in the Avenfield reference case.