ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that former president Pervaiz Musharraf wanted to do an underhand deal in 2007 which he rejected at that time.

Addressing the parliamentary party meeting of PML-N in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said that the ex-military ruler sent an indirect message that he is interested in solving issues.

The premier said that he doesn’t believe in secret deals. He said that he was made to leave Pakistan during bad times and wasn’t allowed to come back too.

“Now Musharraf can’t come back to Pakistan, this is retribution,” he added.

He said Pakistan’s economy has witnessed a positive turnaround and growing rapidly.

He asked the party members to work hard to resolve the problems being faced by the people in their constituencies.

Prime Minister said that speedy work is underway on various projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He said the government has initiated mega energy and infrastructure projects to address the issue of power shortage and increase connectivity in the country.

Nawaz Sharif said the government has overcome the issue of power shortages to a great extent and load shedding will be part of history by the end of next year.  

Referring the overall law and order situation, especially the situation in Karachi and Baluchistan he said that we have improved it.

Prime Minister emphasized that our government is paying special attention to the development of Balochistan.

He said we have ensured complete transparency in the execution of the projects and never compromised on standard.

Earlier, Finance Minister Mr. Ishaq Dar briefed the participants on financial stability and economic growth achieved by the government during last four years.

Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique briefed on projects and performance of Pakistan Railways while Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, gave a briefing on energy projects.

Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif briefed the participants on achievements of the Water and Power Ministry during the last 4 years.