LAYYAH: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday took a swipe at the rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) saying that there were only empty seats in the party’s Islamabad jalsa.
Addressing a gathering in Layyah, where he announced a host of development projects and health initiatives, the mammoth public meeting was a good omen for the victory of Pakistan Muslim League-N in the 2018 general elections.
“Today’s massive jalsa (public gathering) stretched over one mile can easily fit in 10 ‘jalsis’ (smaller crowds) of our opponents,” the Prime Minister said in his address here at the ground-breaking of Layyah-Taunsa bridge over Indus river.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said immense support demonstrated by the people of Layyah was a source of delight for him.
“Seeing this large gathering on television screens, our opponents might be depressed enough to quit politics,” he said.
Referring to the recent public gathering of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Islamabad without naming the party, the Prime Minister said under the bright lights, an ‘assembly of vacant chairs’ marked the event.
He regarded the supporters of PML-N as ‘tigers’ as compared to the ‘jackals’ of his political adversaries.
“Even a hundred jackals cannot beat a tiger,” the Prime Minister said.