Shehbaz Sharif says Pak should fight corruption like India

File photo of Shehbaz Sharif. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Pakistan Jul 12, 2018, 08.32 PM (IST)

Shehbaz Sharif, the brother of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the president of Pakistan Muslim League-N made an unusual compliment to India on Thursday.

Sharif said that Pakistan should follow India's example in fighting corruption.

While addressing a press conference in Lahore, he said that in India actions have been taken against political leaders. However, in Pakistan, many people fighting elections were earlier involved in a scam worth billions.

He also said that the economy in Pakistan was on the verge of decline. 

He said, "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 and Dubai wondering what would happen on 25 July in Pakistan".

He further said, "Aaj Hindustan G20 mein jaata hai to mere dil ko teer lagte hain ki Modi (PM Modi) wahan jaake khada hota hai aur hum tamasha dekh rahe hain. Let's convert this opportunity into making it Iqbal's Pakistan, it's only possible through free and fair elections".

He said, "India surpassed us in various fields. We thought Bangladesh is a baggage and it slipped off our hands. Look at Sri Lanka, Singapore, China all of them worked on our blue print and today we've lagged behind. If we don't learn our lesson then God help us".